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  • Inaugural ICFP WG2.8 meeting
  • Yale haskell compiler (Hudak et al)
  • Hope+ and existential data types (Perry)
  • Yale Meeting, establishes goals of standard language, and the name Haskell is chosen.
  • February: Type classes introduced by Wadler
  • April: Glasgow meeting
  • July: Inaugural IFIP WG2.8 meeting, Glasgow
  • Textbook: "Introduction to Functional Programming" (Bird, Wadler)
  • "Nondeterminism with Referential Transparency in Functional Programming Languages" (Burton)