Commercial Users of Functional Programming (CUFP)
with ICFP 2008
Functional Programming As a Means, Not an End
The CUFP 2008
Scribe Report is now available.
to Simon Thompson for making this thoughtful
the DEFUN 2008 Developer Tracks on Functional
Message from the co-chairs.
The program is available, including
slides and video for many presentations. Abstracts
are available for all presentation.
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105 people registered for CUFP 2008.
The goal of CUFP is to build a community for users of
functional programming languages and technology, be they
using functional languages in their professional lives, in an open
source project (other than implementation of functional languages), as
a hobby, or any combination thereof.
In short: anyone who uses functional programming as
a means, but not an end.
Functional languages have been under academic development for over 25
years, and are still proving to be fertile ground for programming
Consequently, most of the development focus of these languages is
driven by academic and theoretical questions.
More recently, however, functional languages have been successfully
used in commercial, industrial, open-source, and government settings,
where their advantages have been leveraged dramatically.
CUFP aims to help functional programming become increasingly viable as a
technology for use in the commercial, industrial, and government space, by
providing a forum for FP professionals to share their experiences and ideas,
whether business, management, or
It also aims to enable the formation and cementing of relationships
and alliances that further the commercial use of functional
Providing user feedback to language designers and implementers is not a
primary goal of the workshop, though it will be welcome if it occurs.
There will be no published proceedings, as the meeting is intended
to be more a discussion forum than a technical interchange.
- Lennart Augustsson, Credit Suisse, UK
- Matthias Blume, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, USA
- Adam Granicz, IntelliFactory, Hungary
- Jim Grundy, Intel, USA
- Andy Martin, IBM, USA
- Yaron Minsky, Jane Street Capital, USA
- Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, UK
- Ulf Wiger, Ericsson, Sweden
26 September 2008