[Haskell-cafe] "Haskell is a scripting language inspired by Python."

Stephen Tetley stephen.tetley at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 04:08:44 EDT 2010

My familiarity with Python is a bit rusty, but the influence of
Haskell might be over-stated.

Type classes have gone from Haskell to Clean, Mercury (others?), and
monads have gone to F# but otherwise the functional features of the
current crop Python, Ruby etc. are not much different to what has long
existed in Scheme, ML, and the pre-Haskell "tower of babel" languages
notably Miranda as it was the most visible.

Did Haskell get significant whitespace from Python - doubtful as
Python possibly wasn't visible enough at the time, but you never know.
Doesn't COBOL have significant layout anyway as an inspiration to

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