[Haskell] [ANN] HyperHaskell -- the strongly hyped Haskell interpreter

Heinrich Apfelmus apfelmus at quantentunnel.de
Mon Oct 17 13:27:19 UTC 2016

Dear all,

it is my pleasure to announce the first release of

   the strongly hyped Haskell interpreter

version ! It is open source and available on Github, where you 
can also find screenshots and further information about installation:


HyperHaskell is a graphical Haskell interpreter (REPL), not unlike GHCi, 
but hopefully more awesome. You use worksheets to enter expressions and 
evaluate them. Results are displayed using HTML.

HyperHaskell is cross-platform and should run on Linux, Mac and Windows. 
That said, the binary distribution is currently only built for Mac. Help 
is appreciated!

This is a very first release. Basic features are working, but there is 
plenty of room to grow. Please send me any feedback, suggestions, bug 
reports, contributions ... that you might have!

The long term goal of HyperHaskell is to break the boundaries between 
textual programming ("verbal language") and visual input ("nonverbal 
language"). This includes graphical output, but also editing code while 
it's running ("live coding", planned) and interactive output (e.g. 
"tangible values", planned). This territory is still largely uncharted 
from a purely functional perspective, probably due to a lack of easily 
installed graphical facilities. It is my hope that HyperHaskell may 
provide a common ground for exploration and experimentation in this 

Related projects that I know of:

* IHaskell        - https://github.com/gibiansky/IHaskell
* Haskell for Mac - http://haskellformac.com/

Unfortunately, the first has a reputation for being difficult to 
install, and the second is partially proprietary and Mac only. Hence 
this new effort.

Best regards,
Heinrich Apfelmus


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