Interesting draft paper on the History of Haskell by Simon Peyton Jones, Phil Wadler, Paul Hudak, and John Hughes.
This paper describes the history of Haskell, including its genesis and principles, technical contributions, implementations and tools, and applications and impact.
This paper is aimed at History of Programming Languages - HOPL III to be held in June 2007.
In 1978, the first History of Programming Language Conference (HOPL) described the development of 13 computer programming languages, the people who participated in that work, and the context in which it was undertaken. In 1993, HOPL-II contained 14 papers on the genesis and evolution of programming languages. It is time for HOPL-III, to be held with FCRC 2007 in San Diego. Each HOPL-III paper should detail the early history or evolution of a specific programming language. Preliminary ideas about each language should have been documented by 1996 and each language should have been in use by 1998.
Which leaves the question of which PLs should take part in HOPL-III?
(I guess I need to go back and remember which were documentend in I & II).