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Name  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.


Augustsson has worked for Carlstedt Research and Technology, Sandburst, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank, Facebook, and is currently employed by X (company).

Augustsson is the author of:

  • The Cayenne programming language.
  • The HBC Haskell compiler.
  • Several hardware device drivers for NetBSD.
  • The front end of the pH compiler (parallel Haskell) from MIT.
  • The initial version of the Bluespec compiler.
  • He was also a co-developer, with Thomas Johnsson, of Lazy ML.

    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:

  • 1985: Most obscure program (1985/august.c)
  • 1986: Best complex task done in a complex way (1986/august.c)
  • 1996: Best of Show (1996/august.c)
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