Welcome to issue 197 the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community. This release covers the week of August 21 to 27, 2011
Liyang HU announced HakkaTaikai, a Haskell hackathon in Tokyo, on Sunday September 25th, 2011.
Qiuchi Jian wondered if anyone would be interested in joining him in translating the 2010 Haskell Report into Chinese.
Johan Tibell announced the results of this year's "State of Haskell" survey.
New and Updated Projects
- network-address (New - Sebastian Nowicki) Provides data structures for IP addresses as well as subnetworks.
- shelltestrunner (Update - Simon Michael) Tests command-line programs or arbitrary shell commands.
- netwire (Update - Ertugrul Soeylemez) An arrowized functional reactive programming library written with networking applications in mind.
- instinct (New - Ertugrul Soeylemez) Library for neural networks.
Quotes of the Week
- elliott: i'm here to prove theorems and compile code and I'm all out of code
- shachaf: To deepSeq is a fundamental right
- djahandarie: I wonder if De Bruijn was any good at remembering names.
- JaffaCake: In the beginning there were 8 registers, and That Was Enough For Everyone.
- frezik: "The compiler accepted it, why can't you?"
- Cale: the units of the monoids in the algebras for the monoid monad
- _Ray_: fucking hell, math and cs need to stop having awesome interesting things. it's ruining my life.
- accel: next time I'll read a few research papers before I start trolling hakell
- ddarius: isJust :: Maybe a -> Bool; isJust = unsafeCoerce
Top Reddit Stories
- Interested in a 2nd edition of "Real World Haskell"?. From (self.haskell), scored 130 with 33 comments.
- GHC on ARM: Merged into GHC HEAD. From (ghcarm.wordpress.com), scored 78 with 7 comments.
- Why Haskell is Kinda Cool. From (amtal.github.com), scored 56 with 27 comments.
- Haskell for Kids: Week 2!. From (cdsmith.wordpress.com), scored 55 with 20 comments.
- Results from the State of Haskell, 2011 Survey. From (blog.johantibell.com), scored 54 with 18 comments.
- PyPy: We need Software Transactional Memory. From (morepypy.blogspot.com), scored 49 with 2 comments.
- mmmodularity! - A modular package language for Haskell. From (skilpat.tumblr.com), scored 48 with 8 comments.
- A Tutorial Introduction to the Lambda Calculus. From (utdallas.edu), scored 34 with 9 comments.
- Functional representation of Rubik's cube. From (pnyf.inf.elte.hu), scored 30 with 3 comments.
- monad-control, for more flexible transformers. From (yesodweb.com), scored 27 with 14 comments.
- A different haskell emacs mode (work in progress). From (chrisdone.com), scored 26 with 5 comments.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- Haskell: How does non-strict and lazy differ? votes: 25, answers: 5
- forall in Scala votes: 18, answers: 5
- What is the name of this monad-like functional programming pattern? votes: 16, answers: 1
- Is (reverse . f . reverse) efficient? votes: 11, answers: 4
- Haskell Space Overflow votes: 8, answers: 4
- How to write recursive lambda expression in Haskell? votes: 8, answers: 2
- Is the random number generator in Haskell thread-safe? votes: 8, answers: 4
- How can I create a tuple where each of the members are compared by an expression? votes: 7, answers: 5
- Haskell cartesian product of infinite lists votes: 7, answers: 4
- How to implement a generic hierarchy of structures with injected functionality votes: 7, answers: 6
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Daniel Santa Cruz