Welcome to issue 165 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community. This release covers the week of January 9 to 15, 2011.
Brent Yorgey announced the release of issue 17 of The Monad.Reader, containing the following three articles: List Leads Off with the Letter Lambda by Douglas M. Auclair, The InterleaveT Abstraction: Alternative with Flexible Ordering by Neil Brown, and The Reader Monad and Abstraction Elimination by Petr Pudlak.
Andy Stewart sent an invite to anyone interested in joining the Manatee team. Manatee is a Haskell integrated environment written in Haskell. Follow the link to see some videos posted for a better idea of what the tool is.
Niklas Broberg announced the release of version 1.10.1 of haskell-src-extensions.
Huibiao Zhu sent a call for papers to the 13th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods to be held in Durham, UK on October 25-28 2011.
Read on to see what was hot in the Haskell community around the net...
Quotes of the Week
- ion: ddarius: Yeah, abstract concepts absolutely hate being anthropomorphized.
- gwern: there are no beginnings or ends to the circular list; but a cons cell thunked in Amador...
- tac-tics: If you wish to create the universe from scratch, you must first invent the continuation.
- sproingie: hm. Â i can't remember how to use @remember
- NOTE: Just say @remember :) I'm grepping the logs to find these things
- Kaidelong: <Kaidelong> take 6 "bananas" <lambdabot> "banana" <Kaidelong> clearly lambdabot is keeping the bananas to itself and lying about it
- hpc: functor and applicative are easy, since you can remember them as "those things what look like function application, sort of"
Top Reddit Stories
- RFC: migrating GHC development to git: From (haskell.org), scored 51 with 66 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- [CCC] On how Haskellâ€™s Arrows are NOT just function compositions with a fancier name: From (ro-che.info), scored 38 with 4 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- foldl vs foldl', and why you should always use the latter: From (reddit.com), scored 35 with 8 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- ~Haskell 2011: From (haskell.org), scored 32 with 5 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- The Monad.Reader: Issue 17: From (themonadreader.wordpress.com), scored 30 with 10 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- Painless NP-complete problems: an embedded DSL for SMT solving: From (donsbot.wordpress.com), scored 27 with 2 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- Oregon Programming Languages Summer School: Types, Semantics, and Verification: From (lists.seas.upenn.edu), scored 22 with 20 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- Announcing Web Application Interface 0.3.0 (now with more speed): From (docs.yesodweb.com), scored 20 with 2 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- A bran new functional programming (Haskell inter alia) jobs site (corrected link): From (functionaljobs.com), scored 19 with 11 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
- [PDF] Orthogonal Serialization For Haskell: From (mathematik.uni-marburg.de), scored 17 with 3 comments. Read on reddit or the original post.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- Monads as adjunctions (votes: 15, answers: 3) read
- What is a VM and why do dynamic languages need one? (votes: 11, answers: 8) read
- Is Haskell a Lisp? (votes: 9, answers: 5) read
- Are there any connections between Haskell and LINQ? (votes: 8, answers: 4) read
- Haskell newbie on types (votes: 7, answers: 4) read
- I can't seem to figure out type variables mixed with classes. (votes: 5, answers: 2) read
- Emacs align-regexp on = but not == (votes: 5, answers: 1) read
- Current status of automatic parallelism in Haskell [closed] (votes: 5, answers: 3) read
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