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In this talk I’ll reflect on the key features of the language and its community that has led to all this creative development. Despite the title Haskell may not in the end dominate the world, but there are lots of interesting developments afoot, especially in (a) types and (b) parallelism. I’ll describe some of them, and speculate a little about the future.
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Front end language features
Simon Peyton Jones, MA, MBCS, CEng, graduated from Trinity College Cambridge in 1980. Simon was a key contributor to the design of the now-standard functional language Haskell, and is the lead designer of the widely-used Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC). He has written two textbooks about the implementation of functional languages.