Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#13505 new feature request

Write the name of the people of the Haskell Committee into the GHC compiler

Reported by: vanto Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Compiler Version: 8.0.2
Keywords: Cc:
Operating System: Unknown/Multiple Architecture: Unknown/Multiple
Type of failure: None/Unknown Test Case:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Related Tickets: Differential Rev(s):
Wiki Page:


Write the name of the people in the Haskell report file is good.
I propose to write also the names in the compiler.

The names would be accessible, for instance, by the following commands:
with GHC in a command line: ghc -- Committee
with GHCi: : Committee

For instance, in the Haskell 2010 Language Report, the Haskell Committee is not up-to-date. In the last release of GHC, 8.0.2, it would have been the current Committee with the former.
What do you all think?

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by ezyang

Hi vanto, do you need this specifically for something?

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by vanto

Hi ezyang,
Yes, it is another way to pay tribute to the elders and also to the new ones who have been or are now part of the Committee.
I will soon make a proposal for that.
Everyone can already give an opinion.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by mpickering

It isn't clear to me who the current committee is meant to be. The people who have commit access is already listed on the wiki page.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by vanto

Hi mpickering,
Yes and that's good!. Well! I will explain in this way:
The Wills Memorial Building is located in Bristol. It can also be found on postcards.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by vanto

Hi, It is too complicated for me to open a proposal. I do not understand the English language well. If this idea interests someone, it can use it and implement it. I did not get much feedback in this request. Thank you to those who have already given theirs.
I give up.

For reminder, here was my proposal:
Write the names of the people who are in the Committee, in the compiler, from Committee No. 1 to the present one, to pay tribute to them.

In September of 1987 a meeting was held at the conference on Functional Programming Languages and Computer Architecture in Portland, Oregon, to discuss an unfortunate situation in the functional programming community. It was decided that a committee should be formed to design such a language, providing faster communication of new ideas, a stable foundation for real applications development, and a vehicle through which others would be encouraged to use functional languages.

And the Haskell language was born...

In September of 2017, Haskell will be 30 years old.

This seems like a good year for this proposal.

For this you have to rewrite the names found in the Haskell Report 2010, and add the rest of the people of other years. We can also add those who have contributed in the past and present in various way, or write only the names of the people who were part of Commitee No. 1.

Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.