Haskell with Lennart Augustsson

lennart_augustsson

“We might be coming back to these languages that make it easier to program parallel machines.”

Haskell is a purely functional programming language that employs lazy evaluation.

Lennart Augustsson is a computer scientist who is heavily involved with Haskell, and created the first publicly available Haskell compiler. He is also the author of the Cayenne programming language.

Questions

  • What makes Haskell a unique language?
  • What is a purely functional programming language?
  • What is lazy evaluation?
  • Will you define what a monad is?
  • Why did you create Cayenne?
  • How does working in academia compare to industry?
  • In what ways does Haskell represent the future of software development?

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