[Haskell-cafe] Is Haskell a 5GL?

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu Sep 28 21:26:11 EDT 2006

> Where are compute languages going?
> I think multi core, distributed, fault tolerant.
> So you would end up with a computer of the sort envisioned by Hillis
> in the 80s with his data parallel programs. The only language that
> seems even close to this model is Erlang. What am I missing about the
> ability of Haskell to distribute across processors or a network?

Data parallel Haskell is a very active area at the moment,

Just last week Roman Leshchinskiy was able to get parallel arrays
running SMP GHC on a shared memory 40 cpu Sun sparc server :)

Also, GPH and its ilk have a long history:

-- Don

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