August 3, 2011

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 193

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:

  • syntactic (Emil Axelsson): Update to version 0.5
  • Yi (Jeff Wheeler): Update to version

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.

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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz

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