In this presentation recorded during QCon London 2008, Simon Peyton-Jones advertises the need for programming purity achieved especially through use of functional languages and the increased attention given to functional programming.
Honorary Professor of Computer Science at the University of Glasgow, Simon Peyton Jones currently works at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. He has led several research projects focused on the implementation and applications of functional programming languages. He has greatly contributed to the design of the Haskell language, and is the lead designer of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler.
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