Welcome to issue 193 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community. This release covers the week of July 24 to 30, 2011.
Wouter Swierstra issued a call for participation to the 16th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Function Programming (ICFP 2011) to be held in Tokyo, Japon on September 19-21, 2011.
New and Updated Projects
These projects were announced in the mailing lists:
Quotes of the Week
- sipa: it can optimize non-terminating programs into programs that output "<<loop>>" and quit; that's an optimization of infinity% !
- fazzone: People generally seem to react the same way to "My first assembly was x86" as "My dog died" -- "Oh my god, I'm so sorry"
- [danharaj] I hate myself [edwardk] happy to help
- bos: the number of people who grok rank-K types is inversely proportional to ackermann(K)
- copumpkin: holy shit, I'm unsafeCoerce
- quicksilver: edwardk had this brilliant idea of how he could stress-test our package architecture
- chrisdone: monoid sounds like a name for a hairless alien species that communicates telepathically from star trek
- [copumpkin] I basically translated repa to agda and made it all safe n shit. also all slow n shit [thoughtpolice] safe n shit, like, type systems yo
- theorbtwo: Well, that's one way to respond to ghc having overly-long error messages. Just replace all error messges with "that's the stupidist shit I've ever heard".
- acowley: I'm 101% sure I never would have figured it out. I was told all hope was lost, then simonmar swung in on his web shooters and figured it out
- quicksilver: agda is an alluring trap for haskell programmers who hope to write better code. instead they end up writing no code.
Top Reddit Stories
- my humble rant about the Haskell learning curve. From (willowbend.cx), scored 66 with 134 comments.
- GHC 7.2.* release candidates are now available. From (haskell.org), scored 28 with 17 comments.
- oleg compares iteratee with python's yield. From (haskell.org), scored 27 with 12 comments.
- Report from HacPDX-II about progress on the new Hackage server. From (well-typed.com), scored 26 with 0 comments.
- Arrow = Category + Applicative? (Part I). From (cdsmith.wordpress.com), scored 26 with 34 comments.
- Profunctors in Haskell - A Neighborhood of Infinity. From (blog.sigfpe.com), scored 19 with 11 comments.
- BlockedIndefinitelyOnMVar : Inside 1712B. From (blog.ezyang.com), scored 19 with 3 comments.
- The Great Yesod Reorganization of 2011. From (yesodweb.com), scored 18 with 8 comments.
- Is there a Haskell code formatter?. From (stackoverflow.com), scored 16 with 32 comments.
- Building a Rate of Return System in Haskell -- Part 3, Annualized Returns. From (blog.virtucal.com), scored 9 with 7 comments.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- Is there a Haskell code formatter? votes: 18, answers: 1
- Help in understanding pointfree code votes: 17, answers: 1
- Haskell: What is Weak Head Normal Form? votes: 17, answers: 5
- Understanding GHC assembly output votes: 13, answers: 1
- What are Haskell's monad transformers in categorical terms? votes: 13, answers: 1
- Managing a stateful computation system in Haskell votes: 12, answers: 1
- Am I using reactive-banana right? votes: 11, answers: 1
- Is there an object-identity-based, thread-safe memoization library somewhere? votes: 11, answers: 2
- Is there a practical way of using natural numbers in Haskell? votes: 11, answers: 2
- Current state of integrating unit tests with Haskell's Cabal? votes: 10, answers: 1
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Daniel Santa Cruz