Simon Peyton Jones: A taste of Haskell


Simon Peyton Jones is possibly the reason many are functional programmers today. He is one of the founding fathers of Haskell – a pure functional lazy language. In this classic talk from OSCON 2007 Simon presents to a crowd of functional novices an X11 window manager written entirely in 500 lines of Haskell called xmonad. A great talk if you are new to Haskell. This talk is two parts and is epically long, though it’s time well spent.

You can find part 1 and part 2 on blip tv. The slides can be found here, they’re awesome, despite the fact they’re written in Comic Sans.

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