Orwell (programming language)

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Orwell
Paradigm(s) Lazy, functional
Designed by Philip Wadler
Appeared in 1984
Influenced by Miranda
Influenced Haskell

Orwell is a small lazy functional programming language first released in 1984 by Philip Wadler. Developed as a free alternative to Miranda, it was a forerunner of Haskell. It was one of the first programming languages to support list comprehensions and pattern matching.

The name is a tribute to George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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