[Haskell-cafe] How did you stumble on Haskell?

Doaitse Swierstra doaitse at cs.uu.nl
Mon Jan 29 04:38:55 EST 2007

On Jan 29, 2007, at 9:53 AM, Yitzchak Gale wrote:

> After many years of OO Perl, I looked at Python.
> Within fifteen minutes I had switched, and I never
> looked back at Perl.
> A few years later, I had a need to hack into the
> Python interpreter. While reading up on that,
> I came across references to Haskell. I soon
> realized that everything I liked about Python
> had been borrowed from Haskell in diluted
> form.

I do not think you are entirely right here; a lot of things were  
borrowed from a language called ABC, developed by Lambert Meertens  
and Steven Pemberton at the CWI as a substitute for Basic.

See: http://homepages.cwi.nl/~steven/abc/


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