A History of Haskell: being lazy with class

Simon Peyton Jones

The Third ACM SIGPLAN History of Programming Languages Conference (HOPL-III) |

This long (55-page) paper describes the history of Haskell, including its genesis and principles, technical contributions, implementations and tools, and applications and impact.

You might also be interested in Simon’s POPL’03 talk: A retrospective on Haskell

Watch below a video of the talk, the video starts a minute or so into the talk, but nothing important is missing.