[Haskell-cafe] Who started 42, and when?

Denis Bueno dbueno at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 09:10:50 EST 2008

On Fri, Feb 1, 2008 at 9:03 AM, Loup Vaillant <loup.vaillant at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have read quite a lot of Haskell papers, lately, and noticed that
>  the number 42 appeared quite often, in informal tutorials as well as
>  in very serious research papers. No wonder Haskell is the Answer to
>  The Great Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything, but I would
>  like to know who started this, and when.

I believe it was Douglas Adams, author of the "trilogy" "Hitchhiker's
Guide to the Galaxy".  You may enjoy reading it, if you haven't.


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