September 21, 2011

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 200

Welcome to issue 200 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community. This release covers the week of September 11 to 17, 2011.


Chris Smith is exploring the interest of holding a Virtual Hackathon, using Google+ and a Wiki. Come check it out if you would be interested in being part of it!

Valentin Robert has completed Apprendre Haskell vous fera le plus grand bien!, a translation of Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! into French, and has also created a wiki page with basic information about Haskell for the French speaking world. Kudos to Valentin for his work on this project!

New and Updated Projects

  • netwire (Ertugrul Soeylemez; 1.2.5) Multiple major and minor changes.
  • webwire (Ertugrul Soeylemez; 0.1.0) An experimental web framework based on the functional reactive programming library netwire.
  • numerals (Roel van Dijk) Contains functions to convert numbers to words in a number of languages.
  • splaytree (Jehn Lato; 0.1) Provides splay tree based implementations of Sets, Seqs, and RangeSets.
  • qrcode (Chris Yuen) Intended to be a full featured QR Code library with encoding and decoding and other advanced features.
  • haskdogs (Sergey Mironov; 0.1) Project-level ctag file generator.

Quotes of the Week

  • Jafet: Can oleg create a term so complicated that even he could not type-check it?
  • ion: let es = ["vim", "emacs", "nano"] in map (\e -> intercalate " and " (delete e es) ++ " suck, learn " ++ e) es
  • cmccann: [on using SomeException] just catch all exceptions, then ignore them. it's the industry-proven way
  • kmc: une monade est comme une crêpe. una mónada es como un burrito. eine Monade ist wie ein Strudel
  • dylukes: I learned PBMMPPULCDADMABRRRBBBLLTAAMMBBC. It's the operator precedence of C.
  • benmachine: ozataman: does it have a main, or a thing with type IO thing which looks sort of mainish?

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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz

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