November 30, 2011

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 209

Welcome to issue 209 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community. This release covers two weeks, from November 13 to 26, 2011.


By now I'm sure you've heard about Da the lamb.

Sean Leather annouced that the next Dutch functinal programming day will take place on January 6, 2012, at the university campus "De Uithof" of Utrecht University.

Ganesh Sittampalam announced that the committee for 2011-12 has been formed.

New and Updated Projects

  • Gtk2Hs (Axel Simon; 0.12.2) Adjustments to Gtk2Hs to work with GHC 7.x.x. Also, looking for a part-time maintainer.
  • iteratee-compress (Maciej Marcin Piechotka; Provides compressing and decompressing enumerators.
  • Netwire (Ertugrul Soeylemez; 2.0.0) Complete rewrite.
  • SBV (Levent Erkok; 0.9.22)
  • graphviz (Ivan Lazar Miljenovic; 2999.12.0.4).
  • SmallCHeck (Roman Cheplyaka; 0.5)
  • OpenCL (Luis Cabellos; Better error handling.
  • clientsession (Michael Snoyman; Major performance enhancement.

Quotes of the Week

  • dmwit: Let's not make things better, I haven't put enough lipstick on the worse version yet.
  • mike-burns: Oh good, a semantic argument. Goodnight.
  • companion_cube: why bother with complicated abstractions like monads, when you can enjoy the taste of the sun on your skin?
  • applicative: clearly the trouble with haskell is plain: no inbuild syntactic support for quaternions. Wonder if *fortress* has it.
  • elliott: "with a lot of unicode" is like agda's @faq. "yes, agda can do that with a lot of unicode!"
  • [shachaf] mauke: EBCDIC? [mauke] shachaf: ah, the data encryption standard invented by IBM?
  • Tiwazz: It's called "Berp" because that's the sound Haskell makes after it devours a live Python.

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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz

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