I just decided to learn the basics of Haskell and this is quite fascinating (I encourage anybody to discover it).

Now the more I read about Haskell the more I feel like RPL has some familiarities though it doesn't belong to the family of functional programming languages. I find Haskell interesting for some math applications, and the syntax is quite light so I was wondering if there had ever been some thoughts about having Haskell on a calculator?

You might like

Joy which I consider a mix of Haskell and Forth.

The

nutstudio (HP-41 calculator emulator and tools) could be of interest as well.

Cheers

Thomas

(04-27-2015 10:32 PM)Tugdual Wrote: [ -> ]I just decided to learn the basics of Haskell and this is quite fascinating (I encourage anybody to discover it).

Now the more I read about Haskell the more I feel like RPL has some familiarities though it doesn't belong to the family of functional programming languages. I find Haskell interesting for some math applications, and the syntax is quite light so I was wondering if there had ever been some thoughts about having Haskell on a calculator?

Haskell is very interesting....

Not totally haskell but I use a lot the "Gofer Library" on my HP50G :

http://www.musikwissenschaft.uni-mainz.d...9/hp49.php
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An excellent and must-have library !

I think that if you like Haskell, you will like this library.

I did consider the possibility of using something like Haskell and an arbitrary precision numeric library in a calculator to guarantee results to a specific number of significant digits. The lazy evaluation is a bonus here, the unlimited memory requirements a set back. Still, it would be an interesting project.

- Pauli

(04-28-2015 07:36 AM)Paul Dale Wrote: [ -> ]I did consider the possibility of using something like Haskell and an arbitrary precision numeric library in a calculator to guarantee results to a specific number of significant digits. The lazy evaluation is a bonus here, the unlimited memory requirements a set back. Still, it would be an interesting project.

- Pauli

One nice feature of Haskell is that it generates C code. So if one were, hypothetically speaking, intending to produce an entirely new firmware for a calculator like the 50G, then writing a new RPL in Haskell rather than directly in C would result in much more rapid development times, with rather fewer bugs and more easily automated testing.

So don't port Haskell to the calc, but use it to develop a new calc. As I suggested in another thread previously, FreeRTOS provides a nice OS base and any new RPL implementation can run as an app on top of it.