# Haskell

Haskell is a computer programming language designed by a committee in 1990 to consolidate the best features of the many purely functional programming languages^{} that were created in the late 1980s. Haskell is thus neither a procedural programming language nor an object-oriented one, although it offers monads such as do to support^{} procedural programming and classes with inheritance to support object-oriented programming (there is also a variant of Haskell called O’Haskell which includes more support for object-oriented programming). In general, Haskell programs are most naturally written declaratively.

The standard version of the language is Haskell 98; Haskell 2007 hasn’t been released yet but is expected to be only a minor revision of Haskell 98.

The standard Haskell prelude includes the function gcd, which computes the greatest common divisor^{} of two integers. The following Haskell code is a reimplementation of the gcd function.

-- gcd.hs -- compute the gcd of two integers -- View this page in TeX mode for documentation and license. mygcd :: Int -> Int -> Int mygcd m n | (n < 0) = mygcd m (abs n) | (n == 0) = m | (m < n) = mygcd n m | otherwise = mygcd n (mymod m n) mydiv :: Int -> Int -> Int mydiv m n | (m < 0) = negate (mydiv (negate m) n) | (n < 0) = negate (mydiv m (negate n)) | (m < n) = 0 | otherwise = 1 + mydiv (m-n) n mymod :: Int -> Int -> Int mymod m n = m - n * (mydiv m n)

Title | Haskell |
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Canonical name | Haskell |

Date of creation | 2013-03-22 16:47:13 |

Last modified on | 2013-03-22 16:47:13 |

Owner | PrimeFan (13766) |

Last modified by | PrimeFan (13766) |

Numerical id | 6 |

Author | PrimeFan (13766) |

Entry type | Definition |

Classification | msc 68N15 |