[Haskell-cafe] Just curios

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Jun 10 09:15:27 EDT 2007

On Jun 10, 2007, at 6:16 , Andrew Coppin wrote:

> OK, so this doesn't actually have anything to do with programming  
> in Haskell, but...
> How in the name of God does a human being end up walking around  
> with a name like "Haskell B. Curry"?

You're pretty close, actually :)  Names derived from Hebrew were  
fairly common in the Bible belt back when he was born.  ("Haskell"  
from השקל, wisdom.  I half suspect "Curry" has a Biblical origin  
as well, from קרי.)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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