August 31, 2011

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 197

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

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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz

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