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README

The Glasgow Haskell Compiler
============================

(this file is fptools/ghc/README in a source distribution, and
fptools/README in a binary distribution).

GHC is a batch compiler for Haskell 98.  See the file ANNOUNCE for
information on the current version.

Haskell is "the" standard lazy functional programming language.
Haskell 98 is the current version of the language, released in
December 1998.  The language definition is on the Web at
http://www.haskell.org/definition/.

More information on GHC can be found on its web page

	http://www.haskell.org/ghc/

Documentation
=============

In a binary distribution, pre-formatted documentation can be found in
the html and ps directories.  Pre-formatted HTML documentation is also
available on the GHC web page.

In a source distribution, the unformatted (SGML) documentation is in
the following places:

  * fptools/ghc/docs/users_guide  Users' Guide.
  * fptools/hslibs/doc/hslibs	  Library documentation.
  * fptools/docs  		  Build System Guide.

We welcome your comments and suggestions about this software!  Please
do not suffer or grumble in silence.  The "bug reports" section of the
User's Guide says what we would like to know when you report a
problem.

Mailing Lists
=============

    glasgow-haskell-bugs@haskell.org	 (bug reports mailing list)
    glasgow-haskell-users@haskell.org	 (users' mailing list)
    cvs-ghc@haskell.org			 (developers & bleeding-edge users list)

    subscribe at http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/

Contributors
=============

Current GHC team:

    Simon Peyton Jones	<simonpj@microsoft.com>     [our Fearless Leader]
    Simon Marlow	<simonmar@microsoft.com>    [hired hand]
    Julian Seward       <v-julsew@microsoft.com>    [hired hand]
    Reuben Thomas	<v-reubth@microsoft.com>    [hired hand]

Additional Contributors (in alphabetical order):

    Manuel Chakravarty   <chak@cse.unsw.edu.au>
    Sigbjorn Finne	 <sof@microsoft.com>
    Kevin Glynn		 <keving@cs.mu.oz.au>
    Jeff Lewis		 <jlewis@cse.ogi.edu>
    Marcin Kowalczyk	 <qrczak@knm.org.pl>
    Hans Wolfgang Lloidl <hwloidl@cee.hw.ac.uk>
    Sven Panne		 <Sven.Panne@BetaResearch.de>
    Ken Shan		 <ken@digitas.harvard.edu>
    Keith Wansborough    <Keith.Wansbrough@cl.cam.ac.uk>
    Michael Weber	 <michael.weber@post.rwth-aachen.de>

Past contributors and/or continuing advisors (all @dcs.gla.ac.uk):

    Juan Quintela       (quintela)
    Thomas Nordin       (nordin)    [@cse.ogi.edu; Green Card Hero]
    Patrick Sansom	(sansom)    [hired hand, Bidirectional Analyses]
    Phil Trinder	(trinder)   [hired hand, Parade]
    Andy Gill		(andy)	    [ex-PhD student; at OGI]
    Cordy Hall		(cvh) 	    [GRASP]
    Kevin Hammond	(kh)	    [GRASP; at St. Andrews]
    John Launchbury	(jl)	    [AQUA; at OGI]
    Jim Mattson		(mattson)   [hired hand, AQUA; HP]
    Darren Moffat	(moffatd)   [slave, summer '95; at MoD]
    Will Partain	(partain)   [GRASP/AQUA; touring with Johnny Cash]
    Bryan O'Sullivan	(bos)	    [visiting slave, summer '94; at Sun]
    Alastair Reid	(areid)	    [GHCI, STG/Hugs etc.]
    Andr\'e Santos	(andre)	    [PhD student; back in Brazil]
    David N Turner	(dnt)	    [Linear Types; at An-Teallach]
    Phil Wadler		(wadler)    [GRASP; at Lucent]

And many others who've contributed bits of code / bug reports in the past.

Cool people who've let us use their machines:

    sparc-sun-sunos{4,5}   PacSoft, Oregon Graduate Institute
    hppa1.1-hp-hpux,
    i386-unknown-linux	   Charles Krasic, Oregon Graduate Institute
    alpha-dec-osf,        
    i386-*-solaris2        Mark Fanty, CSLU, Oregon Graduate Institute

Also thanks to Conal Elliott, Microsoft Research for facilitating the work
on the Win32 port of GHC.

Simon's projects' acronyms:
    GRIP  ('87-'90): Graph reduction in parallel
    GRASP ('90-'92): Graph reduction applications support project
    AQUA  ('93-   ): Declarative systems architecture: a quantitative approach
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