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8 years of Haskell

June 30, 2020 - Tagged as: en, haskell, ghc.

21 Jun 2020 was my last day at Well-Typed and as a GHC maintainer/developer. On 22nd I joined the programming language team at DFINITY to work on the Motoko programming language.

Here’s the summary of my 8 years writing Haskell pretty much non-stop:

At the time of this writing I have 383 commits to GHC and I’m the 14th contributor with most commits. It feels bad to leave a project that I liked and contributed so much, but it’s also the right thing to do. After the GC was merged I started spending my time less and less productively, for many reasons, and I had lost my motivation to improve Haskell-the-language and GHC. Perhaps I can write more about these in another post.