[Haskell-cafe] [ANNOUNCE] Parallel Haskell project underway

Dmitry Astapov dmitry at well-typed.com
Wed Nov 17 12:58:32 EST 2010

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 5:44 PM, Neil Brown <nccb2 at kent.ac.uk> wrote:

> On 15/11/10 15:23, Dmitry Astapov wrote:

> This is slightly OT, but having used WinBUGS a little, I am very pleased to
> see this listed as a project.  WinBUGS is a commendable piece of work, but
> is really showing its age these days.  Between its really horrible error
> messages if anything goes wrong, awkward scripting/job-running interface
> (slightly eased by R2WinBUGS), and of course lack of support for multicore,
> I think this is a case where parallel Haskell could provide a lot of
> benefits over the existing software.

This is very interesting, thank you for your input!

> Also, can you tell us which (if any) of these projects will be released as
> open-source?

This is a multi-faceted issue.

First of all, all work done in the scope of this projects on the existing
tools (like GHC, Cabal, various other packages, ...) would be released under
the respective licenses.

If, during the course of the project, we would identify the need to develop
libraries and tools that would be of general utility, we would strive to
release them under open-source licenses.

What would happen with anything developed for the specific need of project
participants would be up to them, but then such sources would probably be of
little interest to public anyway.

Dmitry Astapov
Well-Typed LLP, http://www.well-typed.com/
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