Wednesday January 18, 2012

Haskell

At a techie Meetup last night, I met an IT guy who programs in Haskell. Haskell is described as a "polymorphically statically typed, lazy, purely functional language". The language is named for Haskell Brooks Curry, "whose work in mathematical logic serves as a foundation for functional languages". *

I've never used Haskell, the language, but every time I hear that someone does, I smile. I remember a sweet, absent-minded professor who wore purple socks.

I grew up across the street from Haskell Curry and his lovely wife, Virginia. They were wonderful people and good neighbors. I'm delighted that Mr Curry is remembered in a programming language.

Haskell ( in category Computerware , Retrospectoscope ) - posted at Wed, 18 Jan, 13:59 Pacific | «e»


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