[Haskell-cafe] Parallel Haskell stories
simonpj at microsoft.com
Wed Mar 9 17:18:01 CET 2011
I'm giving a talk at a developer conference in London on Friday 18th, about parallel programming in Haskell.
I know that some of you have been using Haskell for parallel or concurrent programming quite a bit, so this email is just to ask
could you contribute a little vignette or story
about using Haskell in a *parallel/concurrent* application
that I could use to illustrate my talk?
I can rant all I like about the glories of Haskell, but I'm a biased witness. It's much more convincing if I can illustrate with true tales from the trenches.
I'm interested in both parallelism and concurrency, so for example the success of Warp in using Concurrent Haskell is in scope.
I can't say a lot about any one example, obviously, but what would be great would be
- an idea of how Haskell helped (esp if you have a head to head comparison)
- code snippets that illustrate how lovely it all is
- brief performance indicators
*Insight* is the key word. I don't just want to say "Company X used Haskell to do Y" because that doesn't convey any re-usable insights or ideas. What is the essence?
I'll start writing in earnest on Monday 14th; the talk is on Friday. I have plenty to say already, so treat this as an opportunity not an obligation. But still, examples would be good! Do let me know if you have one.
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