Helium is a functional programming language (a subset of Haskell) and a compiler designed especially for teaching.
The main developers and initiators are Arjan van IJzendoorn, Rijk Jan van Haaften, Bastiaan Heeren and Daan Leijen. Currently,
Jurriaan Hage, and Bastiaan Heeren maintain the compiler and associated tools. For more information
about Helium contact us
On August 2, 2014, we uploaded cabal installs for the packages that make up the Helium compiler to Hackage.
This means that you can install the latest version of Helium by running
cabal install helium
cabal install lvmrun
The former of the two is the compiler (which will probably install a few more packages, like Top and lvmlib),
the second is the run-time. You can then test
the installation by running the program texthint
and evaluating a few
expressions. The system is known to install with GHC 7.6.3 and GHC 7.8.x.
Other kinds of downloads are not supported anymore, and we advise against
Plans for the future
- check documentation consistency
- bug fix type inferencer
- add type classes in full
If you think you can do something for us on the above, please contact us