This report defines the syntax for Haskell programs and an informal abstract semantics for the meaning of such programs. We leave as implementation. Haskell A Non-strict, Purely Functional Language. Revised: FIX THIS DATE The master version of the Haskell Report is at Any corrections or. The Haskell 98 Language and Libraries Revised Report & addenda.
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Monads are defined as ordinary datatypes, but Haskell provides some syntactic sugar for their use. A series of languages inspired by Haskell, but with different type systems, have been developed, including:.
In latethe series culminated in Haskell 98intended to haksell98 a stable, minimal, portable version of the language and an accompanying standard library for teaching, and as a base for future extensions.
Among these are the difficulty of reasoning about resource use with non-strict evaluation, that lazy evaluation complicates the definition of data types and inductive reasoning,  and the “inferiority” of Haskell’s old class system compared to ML’s module system. Although Haskell has copious educational and conceptual type examples, frequently illustrated with the Integer and String types, their use is not the only way to program in Haskell; Integer type can be replaced, with Int or Word when performance is needed, and String type can be replaced with Text type to handle real-world situations more prudently.
Haskell 98 Language and Libraries
Wikibooks has a book on the topic naskell98 Following the release of Miranda by Research Software Ltd. Perl Foundation Perl 6 Wiki. The Haskell community meets regularly for research and development activities.
Retrieved 12 March An implementation of an algorithm similar to quick sort over lists, where the first element is taken as the pivot:. Retrieved September 1, A Haskell Web Framework: Retrieved 26 February An active, growing community exists around the language, and more than 5, third-party open-source libraries and tools are available in the online package repository Hackage.
The Swift language is the product of tireless effort from haaskell98 team of language experts, documentation gurus, compiler optimization ninjas, and an incredibly important internal dogfooding group who provided feedback to help refine and battle-test ideas. Debian Haskell mailing list. Miranda was the most widely used, but it was proprietary software. GHC is noted for its rich type system incorporating recent innovations such as generalized algebraic data types and type families.
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Its principal innovation in this area is type classes, originally conceived as a principled way to add overloading to the language,  but since finding many more uses. All listed implementations are distributed under open source licenses. A pure function can return a side effect that is subsequently executed, modeling the impure functions of haskelo98 languages.
The construct that represents side effects is an example of a monad.
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Its main implementation, the Glasgow Haskell Compiler GHCis both an interpreter and native-code compiler that runs on most platforms. At the conference on Functional Programming Languages and Computer Architecture FPCA ’87 in Portland, Oregonthere was a strong consensus that a committee be formed to define an open standard for such languages.
Of course, it also greatly benefited from the experiences hard-won by many other languages in the field, drawing ideas from Objective-C, Rust, Haskell, Ruby, Python, CCLU, and far too many others to list.
A “Hello world” program in Haskell only the last line is strictly necessary:. Archived from the original on Retrieved 15 February Wearing the hair shirt: Haskell is an incremental update to the language, mostly incorporating several well-used and uncontroversial features previously enabled via compiler-specific flags.
In Februarythe Haskell 98 language standard was originally published as The Haskell 98 Report.