No idea, but it’s interesting

Turns out i’m not the only one on this quest. Simon Peyton-Jones wrote back:

I wish I knew what the most important problems are. Then I could work on them.

What I do know is that functional programming is full of interesting problems. I hope they will turn out to be important too, but you only know for sure in retrospect.

Peyton-Jones is the principal designer of GHC and works at Microsoft Research. I recently read one of his papers on Software Transactional Memory and i think he does good work.

Published in: on May 16, 2007 at 6:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

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