Lennart Augustsson

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Lennart Augustsson is a Swedish computer scientist. He was previously a lecturer at the Computing Science Department at Chalmers University of Technology. His research field is functional programming and implementations of functional languages.[1]

Augustsson has worked for Carlstedt Research and Technology, Sandburst, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank, Facebook, X Development, Google and is currently employed by Epic Games.[2]

Augustsson is the author of:

He was also a co-developer, with Thomas Johnsson, of Lazy ML,[8] a functional programming language developed in the early 1980s, prior to Miranda and Haskell. LML is a strongly typed, statically scoped implementation of ML, with lazy evaluation. The key innovation of LML was to demonstrate how to compile a lazy functional language. Until then, lazy languages had been implemented via interpreted graph reduction. LML compiled to G-machine code.[8]

Augustsson was intimately involved in early LPMud development, both in the LPMUD driver and the CD mudlib. His MUD community pseudonym is Marvin.

Augustsson has written three winning entries in the International Obfuscated C Code Contest:


  1. ^ "Commercial Users of Functional Programming -- Lennart Augustsson". Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Lennart Augustsson". LinkedIn profile. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  3. ^ Augustsson, Lennart (1998). Cayenne — a language with dependent types. ICFP '98. Proceedings of the third ACM SIGPLAN international conference on Functional programming. pp. 239–250. CiteSeerX doi:10.1145/289423.289451. S2CID 18331937.
  4. ^ "Haskell Implementations". Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Chapter 13 USB Devices". Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Parallel Haskell". Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  7. ^ Augustsson, Lennart (17 January 2003). "Bluespec—Designer's Perspective" (PDF). Sandburst Corporation.
  8. ^ a b Augustsson, Lennart (1984). A Compiler for Lazy ML. LFP '84. Proceedings of the 1984 ACM Symposium on LISP and functional programming. pp. 218–227. doi:10.1145/800055.802038. S2CID 11365842.

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