Welcome to issue 194 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community. This release covers the week of July 31 to August 6, 2011.
Andy Gill has issued a call for papers for the 23rd Symposium on Implementation and Application of Functinal Languages (IFL 2011) to be held at the University of Kansan, in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. The symposium is scheduled for October 3-5, 2011.
Anil Madhavapeddy issued a call for participation to the Commercial Users of Functional Programming Workshop (CUFP 2011), which will be co-located with the ICFP 2011 in Tokyo, Japan, on September 22-24, 2011.
The GHC team annouced the release of GHC 7.2.1
New and Updated Projects
- Eddie (Mike Meyer): A tool for shell scripting with haskell.
- HROOT (Ian-Woo Kim): Haskell binding to the ROOT analysis package.
- vector-algorithms (Dan Doel): Efficient Algorithms for Vector Arrays.
- Alex (Simon Marlow): Update. A lexical analyser generator for Haskell.
Quotes of the Week
- kmc: when computer scientists rebuild the world after the apocalypse, we will have hanging gardens with trees that grow downward
- kmc: a wise man once said that the entire world can be described as convex combinations of drugs, math, and cardboard
- roconnor: as a rule of thumb, avoid any packages shipped with the Haskell Plaform.
- kmc: Try the new GHC IO Scheduler! It's got what plants crave!
- kmc: I refuse to believe that any loving god would invent the monomorphism restriction
- AlanPerlis: It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
- [kmc] do you have a theory where the stack overflow is coming from? [copumpkin] joel spolsky
- cmccann: @faq is it possible to find things Haskell can't do? [lambdabot] The answer is: Yes! Haskell can do that.
- kmc: Haskell isn't really designed by mathematicians. it's designed by people who programmers would consider to be mathematicians and mathematicians would consider to be programmers
Top Reddit Stories
- "I'm very tempted to want to move to a functional programming language. Haskell or Ocaml or something" -John Carmack. From (youtube.com), scored 120 with 62 comments.
- That seems like a challenge! Whatever happened to the hs->js compiler?. From (xkcd.com), scored 48 with 12 comments.
- The Conditional Choice Operator. From (zenzike.com), scored 47 with 15 comments.
- Haskell For Kids! Introduction to My Upcoming Class. From (cdsmith.wordpress.com), scored 47 with 31 comments.
- seL4, a formally verified version of the L4 microkernel, was spec-prototyped in Haskell (PDF). From (sigops.org), scored 23 with 8 comments.
- Hi guys, I made a Haskell to Clojure translator. Check it out :D. From (github.com), scored 17 with 21 comments.
- Moderator Guidelines : Them's the rules.. From (self.haskell), scored 12 with 0 comments.
- Library of conditional one-liners and combinators?. From (self.haskell), scored 11 with 39 comments.
- Zoom, a thor/rake-like task runner for Haskell (very alpha). From (github.com), scored 10 with 3 comments.
- Yesod form overhaul. From (yesodweb.com), scored 8 with 1 comments.
- ETA on the Haskell Platform 2011.4.0.0 release?. From (self.haskell), scored 8 with 3 comments.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- Speed comparison C vs python vs erlang vs haskell votes: 50, answers: 8
- Recursion schemes for dummies? votes: 37, answers: 2
- Is it possible to place inequality constraints on haskell type variables? votes: 11, answers: 1
- Haskell: Prefer pattern-matching or member access? votes: 9, answers: 6
- Difference between TVar and TMVar votes: 7, answers: 2
- Java's Interface and Haskell's type class: differences and similarities? votes: 7, answers: 6
- Haskell code accompanying the Paul Hudak 1994 US Navy experiment paper [migrated] votes: 7, answers: 0
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Daniel Santa Cruz