[Haskell-cafe] Language simplicity

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Tue Jan 12 21:01:33 EST 2010

On Jan 12, 2010, at 17:12 , Niklas Broberg wrote:
>> Haskell '98 apparently features 25 reserved words. (Not counting  
>> "forall"
>> and "mdo" and so on, which AFAIK are not in Haskell '98.)
> 21 actually. case, class, data, default, deriving, do, else, if,
> import, in, infix, infixl, infixr, instance, let, module, newtype, of,
> then, type, where. There's also three special words that can still be
> used as identifiers, so aren't reserved: as, qualified, hiding.

Are we counting the FFI annex ("foreign")?

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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