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ICFP 2017
Sun 3 - Sat 9 September 2017 Oxford, United Kingdom
Sat 9 Sep 2017 09:00 - 09:30 at L1 - State of GHC Chair(s): Richard A. Eisenberg

Simon Peyton Jones will summarise the state of play on GHC, and invite discussion.

Simon Peyton Jones, MA, MBCS, CEng, graduated from Trinity College Cambridge in 1980. After two years in industry, he spent seven years as a lecturer at University College London, and nine years as a professor at Glasgow University, before moving to Microsoft Research (Cambridge) in 1998. His main research interest is in functional programming languages, their implementation, and their application. He has led a succession of research projects focused around the design and implementation of production-quality functional-language systems for both uniprocessors and parallel machines. He was a key contributor to the design of the now-standard functional language Haskell, and is the lead designer of the widely-used Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC). He has written two textbooks about the implementation of functional languages.

More generally, he is interested in language design, rich type systems, software component architectures, compiler technology, code generation, runtime systems, virtual machines, and garbage collection. He is particularly motivated by direct use of principled theory to practical language design and implementation – that’s one reason he loves functional programming so much.

Sat 9 Sep

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09:00 - 10:10
State of GHCHIW at L1
Chair(s): Richard A. Eisenberg Bryn Mawr College, USA
Progress on GHC
Simon Peyton Jones Microsoft Research, Cambridge
GHC Infrastructure Update and Discussion
Ben Gamari Well-Typed LLP
Getting Ready for Hadrian
Andrey Mokhov , Zhen Zhang University of Washington, Ben Gamari Well-Typed LLP, Neil Mitchell