Humor/Haskell saves lives
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 http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~partain/haskerl.html