February 29, 2012

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 217

Welcome to the 217th issue of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community during the week of February 19 to 25, 2012.

Quotes of the Week

  • nand`: oh, wait, ANSI is the physical layout
  • cmccann: some programmers have a problem to solve and think "I know, I need an existential type." now they have another problem, but can't solve it because all they know about it is that the problem exists.
  • Philippa: The only data type is Nat! (Which succs).
  • hpc: peano arithmetic SSSSZ life
  • cmccann: unicode snowman is a valid identifier in Haskell, BTW
  • Jafet: Haskell is an imperatively functional abstract enterprise programming language template
  • Cale: Array is immutable boxed
    Cale: UArray is immutable unboxed
    Cale: IOArray is mutable boxed
    elliott: IOUArray is an array of debts.
  • c_wraith: It [C] frees you to use whatever data structure you want, by providing you none!
  • Brandon Allbery: If you absolutely insist on shooting yourself in the foot this way in Haskell, it can be done; but there is no reason Haskell should make it *easy* to do so. That's C's superpower. :)

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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz

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