Nominations for the Haskell 2011 committee

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Wed Dec 30 08:52:28 EST 2009

I also put myself forward for next year's committee, although I'm 
equally happy to stand down and make way for new members.

In any case I plan to continue working on proposals for Haskell 2011, 
perhaps we should be thinking about Concurrency for 2011?  There's 
already a draft of the report text that I wrote for Haskell Prime here:


On 14/12/09 12:34, Simon Marlow wrote:
> So that the Haskell 2011 cycle can get underway, we are soliciting
> nominations for new committee members. Since this is the first time
> we've done this, the procedure is still somewhat unsettled and things
> may yet change, but the current guidelines are written down here:
> In particular, on the makeup of the commitee:
> The committee should represent each class of stakeholders with
> roughly equal weight. These classes are
> * Implementers (compiler/tool writers)
> * Commercial users
> * Non-commercial users (e.g. open source)
> * Academic users (using Haskell in research)
> * Teachers
> * Authors
> In addition, members of the committee should be long-standing users
> with a deep knowledge of Haskell, and preferably with experience of
> language design. The committee should contain at least some members
> with a comprehensive knowledge of the dark corners of the Haskell
> language design, who can offer perspective and rationale for existing
> choices and comment on the ramifications of making different choices.
> To nominate someone (which may be yourself), send a message to
> haskell-prime at Please give reasons for your nomination.
> The current committee will appoint new commitee members and editors
> starting in the new year, so the deadline for nominations is 31 December
> 2009.
> During discussion amongst the current commitee, we realised that the
> choice of committee should be informed not just by the criteria above,
> but also by the particular proposals that are expected to be under
> consideration during this cycle. With that in mind, we plan that
> following the nominations the current committee will choose a "core
> commitee" of up to 10 members, and further members may be appointed
> during the year based on expertise needed to consider particular
> proposals. Accordingly, now would be a good time to start discussing
> which proposals should be considered in the Haskell 2011 timeframe, as
> that may affect the choice of commitee members.
> More details on the current Haskell Prime process are here:
> Cheers,
> Simon

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