September 7, 2011

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 198

Welcome to issue 198 the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community. This release covers the week of August 28 to September 3, 2011.


Eric Y. Know released the 5th edition of the Parallel Haskell Digest.

New and Updated Projects

  • swapper (New - Roman Smrz) Provides a wrapper for functors, which allows their data to be automatically and transparently swapped to disk and loaded back when necessary.
  • GA (New - Kenneth Hoste) Provides support for working with genetic algorithms in Haskell.
  • hledger[-web] (Update - Simon Michael) Bugfix update.
  • bindings-DSL (Update - Mauricio CA) Provides a language to describe foreign interfaces on top of hsc2hs.
  • hspec (Update - Trystan Spangler) This latest release includes a command line runner that can search through directory trees for specs and support for nested specs.
  • EclipseFP (Update - JP Moresmau) New features and bugfixes.

Quotes of the Week

  • dankna: I do [gui on osx] by writing a polyglot ObjC/Haskell program
  • maurer: I'd do it kmc style
  • hpc: your next challenge: write a definition of fix in java that fits in a twitter post
  • kmc: i leave for 3 seconds and you're all metaprogramming and shit
  • acowley: Haskellers are so abstract they can't even spell primitive
  • edwardk: i was happy that i had the 4th entry on google for a topic... but then i realized it was only for me, not for everyone that searches for it
  • kmc: oh, my suggestion was to hand off the fd's directly through a UNIX socket ... but that's probably silly ... i just like the fact that fd's can be passed through a unix socket
  • monochrom: "linear types change the world!" says Wadler. "Record updates change the type!" says Haskell. :)
  • gosu: Type parameters are covariant. This is not sound, and that does not matter.
  • Yitzchak Gale: I certainly wouldn't dream of dragging in type-level olegery, unsafe coercion, implicit parameters and other experimental extensions. Simplicity just works.

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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz

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