Welcome to issue 188 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community. This release covers the week of June 19 to 25, 2011.
Alex Mason wrote in to remind us that AusHac2011 (the Australasian Haskell Hackathon) will be held on July 8-10, at UNSW in Sydney. "If you are an Australian haskell hacker, enthusiast, newbie or professional, we would love to see you there."
Florent Becker announced the release of darcs 2.8 beta 1, with many new beta features. Give it a world and let the devs know how things are working!
Quotes of the Week
- [~firstname.lastname@example.org] has joined #haskell
- kmc: actually, C++'s "typename" keyword is inspired by INTERCAL's "PLEASE"
- Toxaris: #haskell delivers a massively multiprogrammer online functional programming (MMOFP) experience
- sully: although I'm switching to haskell more and more just on practical grounds
- mauke: the greek letter lambda is an imperfect approximation of the symbol \
- Cale: The trouble with sarcasm is that in order for it to really be effective, the listener has to know what the speaker knows. Otherwise, it's indistinguishable from ignorance.
Top Reddit Stories
- Haskell's evaluation isn't magic.. From (netsuperbrain.com), scored 42 with 33 comments.
- Superclass equalities are now supported. From (hackage.haskell.org), scored 40 with 16 comments.
- Free Monads for Less (Part 1 of 3): Codensity. From (comonad.com), scored 35 with 0 comments.
- Renewed LambdaCube 3D engine, Bullet bindings and Stunts example. From (just-bottom.blogspot.com), scored 33 with 2 comments.
- A new design for haskell.org. From (chrisdone.com), scored 31 with 47 comments.
- Free Monads for Less (Part 2 of 3): Yoneda. From (comonad.com), scored 25 with 0 comments.
- Free Monads for Less (Part 3 of 3): Yielding IO. From (comonad.com), scored 24 with 0 comments.
- Snap Framework v0.5.1 released. From (snapframework.com), scored 20 with 2 comments.
- Comparing FRP to RDP (Reactive Demand Programming). From (awelonblue.wordpress.com), scored 19 with 2 comments.
- Haskell eDSL Tutorial - Shared expenses. From (lpenz.org), scored 18 with 11 comments.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- How do you write data structures that are as efficient as possible in GHC? votes: 26, answers: 2
- How does seq force functions? votes: 15, answers: 1
- I/O in Haskell is Functional? votes: 14, answers: 5
- Exponentiation in Haskell votes: 12, answers: 4
- How to compile a resource into a binary in Haskell? votes: 12, answers: 4
- Haskell Heap Issues with Parameter Passing Style votes: 12, answers: 2
- Functor is for (a -> b) -> (f a -> f b), what is for (Category c) => c a b -> c (f a) (f b) ? votes: 12, answers: 1
- Better way to write the following program in Haskell votes: 12, answers: 7
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Daniel Santa Cruz