Haskell is a general-purpose, statically-typed, purely functional programming language with type inference and lazy evaluation. Designed for teaching, research and industrial application, Haskell has pioneered a number of programming language features such as type classes, which enable type-safe operator overloading.
- What is Haskell used for?
Haskell is being used in the Network Security division to automate processing of internet abuse complaints. Haskell has allowed us to easily meet very tight deadlines with reliable results. Haskell is being used for backend data transformation and loading.
2. Is Haskell better than Python?
I found Python to be much easier to learn and use, and it has a wider variety of 3rd party libraries to choose from. Haskell is syntactically more concise and elegant, it was built with concurrency in mind, and — because it’s a compiled language — it runs faster.
3. Is Haskell dying?
There is a dedicated, small community surrounding Haskell today, keeping it from becoming a truly dead programming language. However, while it won’t disappear for a while yet, don’t bank on it ever gaining the influence its designers envisioned when they introduced it in the early 1990s.