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The first Haskell Implementers' Workshop is co-located with ICFP, and will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on September 5 2009.

Important Dates

  • Workshop: September 5 2009


9.00 : Start

  • GHC Status Update (Simon Peyton Jones)
  • A more flexible code generator for GHC (John Dias)

10.00 - 10.30 : Tea/coffee

  • Haskell Types with Added Value (Conor McBride)
  • Towards a Lightweight, Safety-preserving Haskell Compiler (Tim Chevalier)
  • Stack tracing in Haskell (Bernie Pope)

12.00 - 13.30 : Lunch

  • Haskell for Everyone: Hackage and the Haskell Platform (Don Stewart & Duncan Coutts)
  • My Dream GHC Environment: A Few Things We Do Right, and Many We Do Wrong (Curt Sampson)
  • Discussion: Haskell building and packaging (including an update on Cabal and cabal-install from Duncan Coutts)

15.00 - 15.30 : Tea/coffee

  • GHC on the OpenSPARC T2 (Ben Lippmeier)
  • A wander through GHC's new IO Library (Simon Marlow)

16.30 - 16.45 : short break

  • Implementing Data Parallel Haskell (Roman Leshchinskiy)
  • Running Haskell Array Computations on a GPU (Manuel M T Chakravarty)


  • Duncan Coutts - co-chair (Well-Typed LLP)
  • Atze Dijkstra (Utrecht University)
  • Roman Leshchinskiy (University of New South Wales)
  • Simon Marlow - co-chair (Microsoft Research)
  • Bryan O'Sullivan (Linden Lab)
  • Wouter Swierstra (Chalmers University of Technology)