July 6, 2011

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 189

Welcome to issue 189 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community during the week of June 26 to July 2, 2011.

It seems that it was a pretty quiet week in the mailing list. There were no significant announcements made, and the number of threads was low by comparison. Hope everyone is having a great week!

Quotes of the Week

  • iwtu: [#haskell] is a good channel. Really. People are helpful and don't deserve killing or eating
  • [Cale] Finite dimensional vector spaces over a field F are algebras for the monad of F-linear combinations of elements of a set. [ivanm] oooohhhhh.... _now_ I get you!
  • [quicksilver] C++ templates can embed arbitrary computation at compile time [quicksilver] that alone tells you something about the complexity of the compiler [edwardk] yeah. they were accidentally turing complete. (whoops!) ;) [quicksilver] edwardk: OOPS I ACCIDENTALLY THE WHOLE TARPIT
  • bos: other companies use expensive firewalls and crypto hardware to protect their intellectual secrets. edwardk uses category theory!
  • ManuelChakravarty: After all, you can import any C function with a pure type which also allows you to wreak arbitrary havoc. We enable the user to disguise arbitrary machine code as a Haskell function of essentially arbitrary type. In comparison, `unsafePerformIO' seems angelic.
  • NihilistDandy: The best part of Haskell is that 80% of module names can be turned into clever blog titles.
  • AlanPerlis: We will never run out of things to program as long as there is a single program around.

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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz

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