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

Malcolm Wallace malcolm.wallace at me.com
Thu Nov 4 07:04:10 EDT 2010

> Did Haskell get significant whitespace from Python - doubtful as
> Python possibly wasn't visible enough at the time, but you never know.

Whitespace is significant in almost every language:  foo bar /= foobar.

Using indentation for program structuring was introduced by Peter  
Landin in his ISWIM language (1966), which is where Haskell picked it  
up from (via Miranda).

See  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-side_rule


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