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Haskell 2010 Committee

  • Manuel M T Chakravarty <chak at>
  • John Goerzen <jgoerzen at>
  • Bastiaan Heeren <bastiaan at>
  • Isaac Jones
  • John Launchbury
  • Andres Löh <loeh at>
  • Ian Lynagh <igloo at>
  • Simon Marlow (co-chair)
  • John Meacham <john at>
  • Ravi Nanavati <ravi at>
  • Henrik Nilsson <nhn at>
  • Ross Paterson <ross at>
  • Simon Peyton Jones <simonpj at>
  • Don Stewart <dons at> (co-chair)
  • Audrey Tang <autrijus at>
  • Simon Thompson <S.J.Thompson at>
  • Malcolm Wallace <Malcolm.Wallace at>
  • Stephanie Weirich <sweirich at>
  • Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at>

Haskell 2011 Committee

The Haskell 2011 committee has not been formed yet.

About the committee

Each committee is formed for the period of one year, starting after the announcement of one language revision (typically October-November), and lasting until the formation of the next committee.

The committee consists of

  • a chair (or a pair of co-chairs), who are responsible for editing the final language report, and for guiding the process along.
  • 10-15 members

Continuity is expected to be around 50% from year to year, and a particular member should participate in no more than two consecutive committees.

The committee should represent each class of stakeholders with roughly equal weight. These classes are

  • Implementers
  • Industrial users
  • Academic (research) users
  • Teachers
  • Authors

Process for forming the next committee

(to be decided)


There are two main responsibilities of committee members:

  • To participate in the development of proposals, including taking ownership of proposals, and contributing to the development of other proposals. While in principle proposal ownership and contribution are not limited to committee members, in practice it is expected that the driving force behind most proposals will be provided by committee members.
  • To participate in the decision process where the set of complete proposals are considered for inclusion in the next language revision.

It is hard to put a figure on the amount of time that a committee member is expected to spend on these activities, but a rough estimate would be 2-3 hours per week. During the decision process, which lasts about 2 weeks (but may take a bit longer for certain proposals), committee members should participate actively in the discussion, spending some time every day on this.