[Haskell-cafe] Re: historical question about Haskell and Haskell Curry

Jon Fairbairn jon.fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Jul 19 08:30:12 EDT 2007

Paul Hudak <paul.hudak at yale.edu> writes:

> Actually, the more compelling reason we chose "Haskell"
> over "Alonzo" was that, at the time, Church was alive --
> he died in 1995 -- whereas Curry was not -- he died in
> 1982.  We felt uncomfortable naming the language after
> someone who still alive (however odd that may sound).

Oh yes. I had forgotten that.

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at cl.cam.ac.uk

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