April 18, 2012

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 223

Welcome to issue 223 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the week of April 8 to 14, 2012.


Janis Voigtländer issued a call for contributions to the 22nd Haskell Communities and Activities Report. The submissions are due on May 1st, please make sure to send in your project!

Quotes of the Week

  • merijn: I'm tempted to just do unsafePerformIO newEmptyMVar at the top level
    quicksilver: I can't really be expected to deal with your sinfulness. That's between you and your god.
  • dmwit: Notation "BANANAPHONE" := Qed.
    acowley: dmwit: that is glorious. I really need to try to work that into a paper at some point.
    acowley: dmwit: I can get away with it because my audience doesn't care about the Coq stuff, so they'd just assume it was a French thing.
  • acowley: Good haskell code is 20 LANGUAGE pragmas, 40 imports, then one line of perl.
  • deggis: oh. running GHC HEAD. must try that next week if coffee just someday isn't enough
  • dmwit: hGetContents does not close its handle.
    dmwit: hGetContents semicloses its handle.
  • monochrom: isTrue = (unsafeCoerce :: Either a b -> Bool) . (unsafeCoerce :: Maybe c -> Either a b) . (unsafeCoerce :: Bool -> Maybe c)
  • dmwit: For basically all good properties P, IEEE 754 is not P.
  • Cale: Little known fact: For any positive integer n, the infinite sequence of Project Euler problems has only finitely many elements whose solution is not divisible by n.

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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz

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