[Haskell-cafe] [Haskell-beginners] DOOM rewritten in the Haskell programming language.

Henk-Jan van Tuyl hjgtuyl at chello.nl
Sun Dec 6 17:19:15 UTC 2015

On Sun, 06 Dec 2015 16:21:15 +0100, David Blubaugh  
<davidblubaugh2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> TO ALL,   
> Hello My name is David Allen Blubaugh.  I am currently considering  
> starting a kick-starter project in redeveloping the DOOM source code  
> with the Haskell Programming language using the power of  
> functional-oriented programming......
> I know that John Carmack was interested in the Haskell programming  
> language and had even recreated wolfenstein 3D using the Haskell  
> programming language. Does anybody have a copy of John Carmack's  
> recreation of wolfenstein 3D using haskell ??? Also would anybody enjoy  
> working with this project ???  What benefits would DOOM have enjoyed had  
> ID software created the DOOM source code in 1993 with Haskell or some  
> other functional-oriented programming language  instead of C/assembly  
> programming languages ???  Thanks,
> David Allen BlubaughElectrical EngineerATR Associate

I don't know about his source code, but the Games page[0] lists:
  - hadoom
      A clone of Doom, using reactive-banana, GTK, and the "diagrams"  
  - Frag
      A 3D first person shooting game

These might be helpful.

Advantages, when developing software in Haskell, are faster development  
with fewer bugs. Disadvantages are: the compiled programs are slower then  
when written in C and the garbage collection of a Haskell program (when  
compiled with GHC) might sometimes cause delays in screen updates.

Henk-Jan van Tuyl

[0] https://wiki.haskell.org/Games

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