[Haskell-cafe] Retro/indie Haskell to appreciate

Johannes Waldmann johannes.waldmann at htwk-leipzig.de
Mon Mar 14 15:28:47 UTC 2022

> I’m looking to appreciate “retro” Haskell projects,

If "retro" = "old", then look at this from 1997
https://github.com/jwaldmann/rx (state at first commit)

And, I second what others have suggested:
Paul Hudak: Haskore,
Peter Thiemann: Wash,

The pinnacle of Haskell retrocomputing certainly is

> ... things from before stabilization/company use.

Haskell(98,2010) does have stability:
language and core libraries adhere to the report.

It's the companies that are destroying it :-)
But you're right, they also spend effort on stabilization.

When I cabalized my project in/around 2014,
I was pleasantly surprised how little change it needed.
Basically, just build-depend: haskell98.

Don't read the actual source too closely - it's full of
Lists and Ints, because, well .. little did I know at the time.
On the other hand: naive means of expression, combined with
absence, or ignorance, of libraries - makes future-proof software.

Will you tell us the results of your appreciations?
Are you "just" collecting sources? (already that is worthwhile)
Compiling them? Running? Benchmarking?
Writing a paper? I'd love to read that.

- J.W.

More information about the Haskell-Cafe mailing list