[Haskell-cafe] Language simplicity

Henning Thielemann schlepptop at henning-thielemann.de
Sat Jan 16 15:01:07 EST 2010

Niklas Broberg schrieb:
>> 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.
Recently I added 'export' to my NEdit highlight patterns in order to 
support FFI statements more completely.

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