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Helium is a compiler and a dialect of the functional programming language Haskell. It has been designed to make learning Haskell easier by giving clearer error messages. It is being developed at Utrecht University, Netherlands, primarily by Arjan van IJzendoorn, Daan Leijen, Bastiaan Heeren and Rijk-Jan van Haaften.
Certain language features of Haskell have not been included to create more specific error messages. For this reason, it (currently) lacks type classes, rendering it incompatible with many Haskell programs.
- Bastiaan Heeren, Daan Leijen, Arjan van IJzendoorn, Helium, for learning Haskell, Proceedings of the 2003 ACM SIGPLAN workshop on Haskell.
- Official website
- Simon Thompson, Haskell: The Craft of Functional Programming, Second Edition, A textbook recommended on the Helium site for studying Haskell with Helium.
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