Haskell (programming language) facts for kids
|Paradigm||functional, lazy/non-strict, modular|
|Designed by||Simon Peyton Jones, Lennart Augustsson, Dave Barton, Brian Boutel, Warren Burton, Joseph Fasel, Kevin Hammond, Ralf Hinze, Paul Hudak, John Hughes, Thomas Johnsson, Mark Jones, John Launchbury, Erik Meijer, John Peterson, Alastair Reid, Colin Runciman, Philip Wadler|
|Stable release||Haskell 2010 / July 2010|
|Preview release||Announced as Haskell 2014|
|Typing discipline||static, strong, inferred|
|GHC, Hugs, NHC, JHC, Yhc, UHC|
Haskell // is a purely functional programming language. It is named after Haskell Brooks Curry, a U.S. mathematician who contributed a lot to logic. Haskell is based on lambda calculus and uses the Greek letter lambda as its logo. The main implementations are the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC), and Hugs, a Haskell interpreter.
The following is an example Hello World program in Haskell:
module Main where main :: IO () main = putStrLn "Hello, World!"
fib n = fibs !! n where fibs = 0 : 1 : zipWith (+) fibs (tail fibs)
Haskell itself has influenced many later programming languages, such as Agda, Bluespec, C++11/Concepts, C#/LINQ, Cayenne, Clean, Clojure, CoffeeScript, Curry, F#, Isabelle, Java/Generics, Mercury, Perl 6, Python, Scala, Visual Basic 9.0.
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