Humor/Haskell saves lives

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Haskell Saves Lives

From: hudak@EDU.YALE.CS
Subject: A Good Story
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 93 10:26:31 -0500
To: haskell@EDU.YALE.CS
For every bad story there is a good one.  Recently Haskell was used
in an experiment here at Yale in the Medical School.  It was used to
replace a C program that controlled a heart-lung machine.  In the six
months that it was in operation, the hospital estimates that probably
a dozen lives were saved because the program was far more robust than
the C program, which often crashed and killed the patients.

This was part of a larger hoax, initiated by Will Partain. The whole thing is archived at