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Haskell 98 Features

Haskell 98 is a widely used standard general-purpose, statically typed, purely functional programming language. It introduced several features and improvements over the original Haskell 1.0 release. Some of its core aspects include type classes, pattern matching, list comprehensions, and monads — making it particularly well-suited for writing complex programs that are both modular and concise. Haskell's lauded "lazy evaluation" endows developers with enormous expressive power while also facilitating the optimization process through compiler transformations on higher-level constructs without manual annotations from programmers. Most importantly, the stringent standards set by Haskell's committee ensure that updates to the language are vetted thoroughly before being added to the official specification.

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