Status of Haskell'?

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at
Mon Dec 3 18:00:57 CET 2012

Stefan, John, Ramana all say:

| I, for one, would love to help out!

Great stuff.  I think the first thing to do is to talk to the 2011 Haskell Prime committee, and ask what the status is, as far as they know.  Malcolm asked for proposals at the start of 2011 but I'm not sure if he actually received any, or what happened after that.

There are guidelines for representation on the committee, and a process for forming a new committee on that page.  The process part depends a bit on the old committee, and I don't know what they feel now that a "gap year" has gone by.  But I'm sure they will appreciate your taking a lead in re-booting the process.

Don't be put off by the talk of "a committee".  This isn't bureaucracy!  To revise a community language standard there needs to be a group that leads the process. It needs to be big enough to have a diversity of view, but small enough to make progress. And that's our committee.


| -----Original Message-----
| From: haskell-prime-bounces at [mailto:haskell-prime-
| bounces at] On Behalf Of Stefan Holdermans
| Sent: 02 December 2012 10:24
| To: haskell-prime at
| Subject: Re: Status of Haskell'?
| Simon wrote:
| > I'm sure that any solution will involve (as it did in earlier stages)
| motivated individuals who are willing to take up leadership roles in
| developing Haskell's language definition.  I'm copying this to the main
| Haskell list, in the hope of attracting volunteers!
| Cheers,
|   Stefan
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