[Haskell-cafe] Introducing FP Complete
bluemangroupie at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 08:46:07 CEST 2012
On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 6:22 PM, Bartosz Milewski <bartosz at fpcomplete.com>wrote:
> You might have seen a few post by me mentioning FP Complete and asked
> yourself the question: Who is this guy and what is FP Complete?
> I haven't been active in the Haskell community, as I'm a relative newcomer
> to Haskell. I am better known in the C++ community where I've been
> promoting functional-style programming and the use of Haskell for modelling
> difficult aspects of template metaprogramming. I've been involved in
> discussing the support for concurrency and parallelism in C++; which, by
> the way, is ages behind what Haskell has to offer.
> It was therefore natural for me to join a newly founded company, FP
> Complete, whose goal is to commercialize Haskell. I believe that now is the
> right time for Haskell to become a strong software industry player,
> especially that functional programming is being widely recognized as the
> answer to the recent multicore and GPU explosion.
> I can't be much more specific about what the role of FP Complete will be
> in making Haskell an industrial success because our plans are still
> evolving. We should be ready to makes some announcement shortly.
> I should mention that the support from the part of the Haskell community
> that we have so far contacted has been overwhelmingly positive. We have
> Simon P-J's blessing, we are in close collaboration with Well Typed, we
> have friends at Galois, Parallel Scientific, Amgen, and many other Haskell
> shops. Hopefully you will hear from and about us more often in the future.
> [:Bartosz Milewski:]
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