Nominations for the Haskell 2011 committee

Carlos Camarão camarao at
Wed Dec 30 11:22:48 EST 2009

If and when you think the MPTC (Multi-parameter type class) dilemma should
be discussed, in particular with respect to our recent work on this
problem [1], I would be glad if I can contribute.

Best regards,


[1] Carlos Camarão, Rodrigo Ribeiro, Lucília Figueiredo, Cristiano
Vasconcellos, SBLP'2009 (13th Brazilian Symp. on Prog. Languages), 2009.
Available via

> 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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