Haskell for the Real World

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Slides from a talk I gave at an ACCU meeting in Mountain View, California, on September 10, 2008.

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Haskell for the Real World

  1. 1. Haskell for the Real World Bryan O’Sullivan 1
  2. 2. Real World • The hardest problems in modern software • Reliability • Modularity • Performance • Concurrency 2
  3. 3. Haskell • Decades of work in academia • Vehicle for leading-edge research • “Breaking out” this decade 3
  4. 4. Real World + Haskell • Fast native-code compiler (GHC) • Debugger, code coverage, profiling • 750+ open source packages • Mostly BSD-licensed, one-click install • Friendly, active user community • #haskell 12th biggest on freenode 4

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