Talk:History of Haskell/Version 2

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Comments on Version 2 (11 Aug 2006) of "The History of Haskell"

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A note "(SLPJ: done)" means I have done something about the comment; thank you! I won't change the v2 Postscript, though, otherwise we'll all get confused.

(SLPJ: done) JaredUpdike 18:34, 11 August 2006 (UTC) p.36 typo "libarary" should be "library"

(SLPJ: done) EricWilligers 13:31, 14 August 2006 (UTC) Typo. page 12, column 1. "Note also that p is defined only in the second clause" => "Note also that xp is defined only in the second clause"

(SLPJ: done) BerniePope 04:44, 16 August 2006 (UTC) Spelling in bibliography. Herrington -> Herington (the HUnit author).

(SLPJ: done; it was 1.1) BerniePope 04:52, 16 August 2006 (UTC) Possible contradiction. On page 5 it says "let" expressions appeared in Haskell 1.1 for the first time. Whereas, on page 20 it says: "The use of the function called "let" reflects the fact that "let" expressions were not in Haskell 1.0 (They appeared in Haskell 1.2)."

(SLPJ: I've changed it to say " a number of ways, especially its adoption of type classes". More details welcome) BerniePope 08:09, 16 August 2006 (UTC) Minor quibble. On page 42 it says that Mercury was influenced by Haskell in a number of ways, including its "syntax". I think that connection is tenuous at best. Indeed, the following web page makes a point of the fact that Haskell's and Mecury's syntaxes are different: Comparing Mercury with Haskell

(SLPJ: done) EricWilligers 14:06, 16 August 2006 (UTC) Typo. page 16, column 1. "Programs like this are said to be embiguous" => "Programs like this are said to be ambiguous"

[(SLPJ: done) EricWilligers 14:06, 16 August 2006 (UTC) Phrasing. page 17, column 2. "extension of Haskell 98: every Haskell current implementation supports" => "extension of Haskell 98: every current implementation supports"

(SLPJ: done) EricWilligers 14:06, 16 August 2006 (UTC) Possible Typo page 39, column 2. "Bit[n] -> Bit[m] -> Bits[n+m]" => "Bit[n] -> Bit[m] -> Bit[n+m]" (unless "Bits" was intended by section author)

EricWilligers 22:47, 20 August 2006 (UTC) Comment page 13, column 2. The symbol _|_ is introduced in section 5.4 without being explained, and isn't linked with the (more searchable) term "bottom" until section 5.5. A reader may form the impression that Haskell programs contain special non-ASCII characters. Thus introducing section 5.4 with some background information such as the following would allow sections 5.4 and 5.5 to be understood by a wider audience. "Expressions that fail to evaluate normally are considered to evaluate to bottom, _|_, a value that each type implicitly contains."

Bulatz 18:06, 23 August 2006 (UTC) page 28 "Yale Haskell ... served as an excellent test-bad for new ideas." should be "test-bed"

Paulcc 23:53, 27 August 2006 (UTC) page 19 "disbanded itself 1999" - should be "in 1999"? (maybe a style thing)

Paulcc 23:53, 27 August 2006 (UTC) page 25 Mentions of FiniteMap - Data.FiniteMap is DEPRECATED, please use Data.Map instead.

Paulcc 23:53, 27 August 2006 (UTC) page 28 typo under yhc: "Hsakell"; plus two extra ) in the paragraph following.

Paulcc 00:27, 28 August 2006 (UTC) page 34 typo "Hughe's" -> "Hughes'"

Paulcc 00:27, 28 August 2006 (UTC) page 42 typos under Cayenne: "depdendent", "exapmple"