Welcome to issue 192 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community. This release covers the week of July 17 to 23, 2011.
Nicolas Wu announced the 4th edition of the Haskell Parallel Digest. The digest is made possible by the Parallel GHC Project.
Quotes of the Week
- copumpkin: perhaps I should stop eating people I've never met
- Saizan: agda is webscale in the sense that you need half of The Cloud to run the typechecker
- kmc: my algorithm is O(1), but the constant factor grows quadratically as the problem size increases
- cmccann: C++ is dual to Haskell in a sense: it's much too hard for the average programmer to use safely, but they do anyway with disastrous results; whereas Haskell isn't actually that difficult to use but people don't even try
Top Reddit Stories
- What Haskell Doesn't Have. From (elaforge.blogspot.com), scored 73 with 58 comments.
- Take the State of Haskell 2011 Survey. From (blog.johantibell.com), scored 55 with 0 comments.
- Economic Interpreter for Haskell. From (pnyf.inf.elte.hu), scored 40 with 5 comments.
- Haskell on Heroku. From (yesodweb.com), scored 38 with 5 comments.
- Haskell Stickers!. From (redbubble.com), scored 33 with 7 comments.
- Rewritten Agda introduction. From (pnyf.inf.elte.hu), scored 31 with 34 comments.
- A plugin for GHC to turn Haskell into a strict language. From (github.com), scored 28 with 18 comments.
- What is the state of HackageDB 2.0?. From (hackage.haskell.org), scored 26 with 8 comments.
- wxHaskell: The road to the Haskell Platform?. From (sourceforge.net), scored 26 with 33 comments.
- Just do It: Simple Monadic Equational Reasoning [pdf]. From (cs.ox.ac.uk), scored 24 with 2 comments.
- Cabal-dev 0.8 is out with improvements to: flag parsing, user cabal settings, cabal-dev ghci and more!. From (github.com), scored 24 with 15 comments.
- Functors, applicative functors, monads -- their relationship by example. From (heh.fi), scored 23 with 0 comments.
- Snap 0.5.2 released. From (snapframework.com), scored 23 with 0 comments.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- Help in understanding pointfree code votes: 14, answers: 1
- How can I combine Handles in Haskell? votes: 12, answers: 2
- Current state of integrating unit tests with Haskell's Cabal? votes: 9, answers: 1
- Does iteratee I/O make sense in non-functional languages? votes: 9, answers: 2
- Literate Haskell: References And Indexing votes: 8, answers: 1
- Call C Functions from Haskell at runtime votes: 7, answers: 1
- Type-class instances for types with 2 parameters when the type-class has only one votes: 7, answers: 2
- List of options: equivalent of sequence in Scala? votes: 7, answers: 4
- Is it necessary to specify every superclass in a class context of a class declaration? votes: 7, answers: 1
- Partial decoding of ByteStrings to Text votes: 7, answers: 1
- Haskell, algorithms and school votes: 7, answers: 1
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Daniel Santa Cruz