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

aditya siram aditya.siram at gmail.com
Thu Nov 4 12:53:48 EDT 2010

Not a city, but perhaps an island [1]. Sorry, it had to be done.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Stephen Tetley <stephen.tetley at gmail.com>wrote:

> ZF Expressions (aka list comprehensions) date to at least David
> Turner's KRC (St. Andrews Static Language) and Rod Burstall and John
> Darlington's Hope c.1980. Maybe they were present in NPL, the
> predecessor of Hope before that. The Hope paper nods to SETL as an
> influence.
> Without interviewing the people concerned its probably impossible to
> actually find out what influenced what - even though list
> comprehensions have a long history the designers of Python might have
> only seen them in Haskell so Python could well have "got" them from
> Haskell.
> Hope - An Experimental Applicative language
> http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=
> The language guide is truly strange - maybe it was written by work
> experience students. The Icon entry made me smile, although the SML
> entry where they missed a crucial suffix is good too - "The current
> implementation is Moscow" - what, the city implements a programming a
> language?
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