February 1, 2012

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 213

Welcome to issue 213 of the HWN, a newsletter covering quotes, stories, and questions seen around the net concerning Haskell during the week of January 22 to 28, 2012.

Quotes of the Week

  • monochrom: great way to answer a semantics question by commenting on the font ... "what is the semantics of IO?" "the I may be narrower than O in some fonts, and same width in some other fonts" ... "on very old typewriters, it also denotes the number 10 (ten), for those of you looking for a denotation"
  • elliott: |\/|/-\|-|-|=|\||} is my preferred mappend operator
  • merijn: rostayob: I used to be a functional programmer like you, but then I took an UML diagram to the knee >.>
  • mauke: monoids are simple
    elliott: And as we all know, monads are basically just monoids!
    monochrom: haskell is basically just ascii
  • O'Keefe: "Elegance is not optional."
  • O'Keefe: "If I don't write it, I won't wrong it."
  • kmc: "monads are like containers, as long as you forget everything you know about containers, and treat it as a synonym for 'monad'"
  • Enigmagic: this calls for mfix and some tequila

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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz

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