Simon Marlow introduces some of the main features of Concurrent Haskell: forking threads, MVars, asynchronous I/O, simple inter-thread protocols.
Simon Marlow is a developer at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. He has been one of the two lead developers of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler over most of its lifetime. Simon is responsible in particular for GHC's highly-regarded multicore runtime system. When he is not developing GHC, Simon also contributes to the functional programming languages research community.
Intended to be hands-on and interactive, FP Days gives you the opportunity to share experiences with others, find out more about the latest available tools and techniques, network with your peers and have a thoroughly enjoyable experience.The event has a strong, practical focus on learning more about the principles of Functional Programming, using it effectively and exploring possibilities with current FP technologies.