Haskell -- A purely functional programming language

What is Haskell?

Haskell is a modern, standard, non-strict, purely-functional programming language. It provides polymorphic typing, lazy evaluation and higher-order functions. It also has an innovative type system which supports a systematic form of overloading and a module system.

It is specifically designed to handle a wide range of applications, from numerical through to symbolic. To this end, Haskell has an expressive syntax, and a rich variety of built-in data types, including arbitrary-precision integers and rationals, as well as the more conventional integer, floating-point and boolean types.

There are several implementations of Haskell available of which all are free.

Stunden -- A Haskell program

I've only written one Haskell program so far, which was mostly an experiment in Haskell and Literate Programming. Literate programming is a style of programming where you try to write more documentation than code from the beginning on. Haskell has a special input file format for that, .lhs files.

You can view Stunden in PDF and PostScript, or you can download the complete source code as .tar.gz file.

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Intersting Projects using Haskell

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