Glad you are reading this issue! This is issue 186, not 180... Seems that the last couple of issues got stuck on 180. Hopefully you will find pointers to interesting things happening in the Haskell community. This issue covers the week of June 05 to 11, 2011.
Hakim Cassimally shared with us slides and screencast from Geekup's first ever "Functional Programming Night."
Johannes Waldmann sent an invite to a Local Haskell Meeting (Stammtisch) in Leipzig, Germany on June 27.
We are very proud of the two Simons, Simon Peyton Jones and Simon Marlow. Isaac Potoczny-Jones relayed the announcement from ACM SIGPLAN of the SIGPLAN Programming Language Software Award. Many congrats!
Quotes of the Week
- augustss: So JHC has bad code. GHC had a lot of that a long time ago, and they have slowly been converting to the pure way. It's the only sensible way.
- <geheimdienst> monochrom: i thought it maybe would end executing the current do block ... <monochrom> use "when". <mm_freak_> use "goto" <hpc> use Java
- cmccann: programming is a lot easier if you avoid working with dates/times, text, or numbers. I say stick to category theory, it's simpler
- xplat: the underlying graph of a category is transitive. transitive graphs have no bridges. this is why trolls always have problems with category theory.
Top Reddit Stories
- SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award, to Simon Peyton Jones and Simon Marlow for GHC.
From (permalink.gmane.org), scored 115 with 12 comments.
- Haskell gets a new super-fast hash table library.
From (gregorycollins.net), scored 80 with 20 comments.
- Pinpointing space leaks in big programs : Inside T5.
From (blog.ezyang.com), scored 47 with 4 comments.
- iPad app that is a lisp interpreter written in haskell by David Pollak, creator of the Scala web framework Lift..
From (github.com), scored 37 with 16 comments.
- Memory footprints of some common data types.
From (blog.johantibell.com), scored 36 with 23 comments.
- Gilad Bracha: Types are Anti-Modular.
From (gbracha.blogspot.com), scored 22 with 22 comments.
- Biggest / most popular / most trafficked web app written in Haskell? Janrain, TypLAB, or ... ?.
From (reddit.com), scored 19 with 15 comments.
- Three Haskell web frameworks.
From (blogs.linux.ie), scored 17 with 3 comments.
- Parallel GHC project: new opportunity for an organisation to participate.
From (well-typed.com), scored 17 with 0 comments.
- Building Ajax Sites With Snap - Imagining Heist-Async.
From (blog.dbpatterson.com), scored 17 with 0 comments.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- why write type declarations in Haskell?
votes: 11, answers: 4
- Creating functions over Enumerations
votes: 11, answers: 5
- Understanding a recursively defined list (fibs in terms of zipWith)
votes: 10, answers: 3
- Speeding up SHA256 in Haskell
votes: 10, answers: 1
- Poor performance with transpose and cumulative sum in Repa
votes: 10, answers: 1
- Would you mind to explain the code in the forum ?
votes: 9, answers: 1
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Daniel Santa Cruz