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Get lost in a mess of infinite lists with this kooky, lazy language.

Last time we talked about the oldest thing you could even call a programming language, but now we’re going to talk about one of it’s most interesting descendents: Haskell!

Haskell is kind of a language for programming-language-design nerds. It was originally developed in the ’90s as a test-bed by language design researchers, but now it’s a mainstream programming language. Today it’s used for all sorts of applications and website building in addition to its more highbrow role in compiler writing, developing projects for the Department of Defense, or complex analysis software for large banks and the financial sector. I think one of the cooler Haskell projects I’ve come across lately is a music generation system called Tidal, which was used in the development of the No Man’s Sky soundtrack.

Haskell is a language with a lot of interesting features, some of them still unique after over 20 years! I’m going to focus on one of the weirder features about Haskell: programming with infinite loops.

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