[Haskell-cafe] US Patent for the idea of using Haskell to implement UAX #9

Daniel Fischer daniel.is.fischer at web.de
Fri Apr 16 14:59:49 EDT 2010

Am Freitag 16 April 2010 20:50:25 schrieb Brian Hulley:
> revealed a link to a US Patent (7120900) for the idea of implementing
> the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm (UAX #9
> http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr9) in Haskell, making use, as far as I
> can tell, of nothing more than the normal approach any functional
> programmer would use, namely separation of concerns etc.

In which case the patent should be null and void since obvious ideas aren't 
patentable, AFAIK.
But of course, IANAL, you never know what jurists think a law means, ...

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