[Haskell-cafe] SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award
limestrael at gmail.com
Wed Jun 8 09:48:22 CEST 2011
> many of the ideas of purely functional, "typeful programming" have been
carried into newer languages and language features. including C#, F#, Java
Generics, LINQ, Perl 6, Python, and Visual Basic 9.0.
"typeful programming" and Python in the same sentence? ^^
More seriously, the influence of Haskell over F# (and even Python) is
undoubted, but do you really think Haskell influenced Java Generics? (IMHO
they were more inspired from C++ templates)
(That is a question, not an assertion).
2011/6/7 Isaac Potoczny-Jones <ijones at galois.com>
> I'm pleased to be able to relay the following announcement from ACM
> The SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award is awarded to an
> institution or individual(s) to recognize the development a software system
> that has had a significant impact on programming language research,
> implementations, and tools. The impact may be reflected in the wide-spread
> adoption of the system or its underlying concepts by the wider programming
> language community either in research projects, in the open-source
> community, or commercially. The award includes a prize of $2,500.
> For 2011, the winners of the award are
> Simon Peyton Jones and Simon Marlow of
> Microsoft Research, Cambridge, for GHC
> The award winners are donating the entirety of the prize money to
> Simon Peyton Jones and Simon Marlow receive the SIGPLAN Software Award as
> the authors of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC), which is the preeminent
> lazy functional programming system for industry, teaching, and research. GHC
> has not only provided a language implementation, but also established the
> whole paradigm of lazy functional programming and formed the foundation of
> a large and enthusiastic user community.
> GHC's flexibility has supported experimental research on programming
> language design in areas as diverse as monads, generalized algebraic data
> types, rank-N polymorphism, and software transactional memory. Indeed, a
> large share of the research on lazy functional programming in the last 5–10
> years has been carried out with GHC.
> Simultaneously, GHC's reliability and efficiency has encouraged commercial
> adoption, in the financial sector in institutions like Credit Suisse and
> Standard Chartered Bank, and for high assurance software in companies like
> Amgen, Eaton, and Galois.
> A measure of GHC's influence is the way that many of the ideas of purely
> functional, "typeful programming" have been carried into newer languages and
> language features. including C#, F#, Java Generics, LINQ, Perl 6, Python,
> and Visual Basic 9.0.
> Peyton Jones and Marlow have been visionary in the way that they have
> transitioned research into practice. They have been role models and leaders
> in creating the large and diverse Haskell community, and have made GHC an
> industrial-strength platform for commercial development as well as for
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