[Haskell-cafe] GHC devs

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 14:43:09 EDT 2009

Hello Andrew,

Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 10:28:45 PM, you wrote:

> I had always *assumed* that there was something like a hundred core
> developers

only 10 and only in binary system :)))

Simon Peyton-Jones works on "front-end", i.e compiling Haskell down to
simple core language, and Simon Marlow does "back-end" i.e. compiling
this to actual machine code and dealing with idiosyncrasies of all
target systems. and Ian Lynagh is "Build engineer" maintaining
releases, bug tracking and so on

there are dozens of people doing interesting things with GHC and some
of them are even going to main tree. and there are interns that
implements some rather small and isolated parts of GHC. and dozen or
so of people porting GHC to their environment, building packages and
so on

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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