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Masterminds of Programming by Chromatic, Federico Biancuzzi

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Chapter 8. Haskell

A Functional Team

How do you develop a language in a team?

Simon Peyton Jones: We were fortunate in having a shared goal (that of developing a common lazy functional programming language) and having broadly compatible technical agendas. Our paper on the history of Haskell[10] describes various tactics that we employed (face-to-face meetings, email, having an Editor and Syntax Tzar). We were also unencumbered ...

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