April 25, 2012

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 224

Welcome to issue 224 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the week of April 15 to 21, 2012.


Some of these announcements are a bit behind, for which I apologize. Better late than never...

The long awaited version of cabal-install is out!

Janis Voigtlander is looking for contributors for the May 2012 edition of the Haskell Comunities and Activities Report. If you have anything Haskell related that you have been working on, make sure to send Janis a note. The deadline is May 1st.

Jeremy O'Donoghue announced the release of wxHaskell 0.90. "his release represents a significant milestone for us as it includes support for wxWidgets 2.9.x."

Janis Voigtlander also issued a call for papers for the Haskell Symposium 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark on 13th September, 2012, directly after ICFP.

Eric Kow released the 9th edition of the Parallel Haskell Digest.

Quotes of the Week

  • TSC: The type families might have little type children
  • mm_freak: i'd love to have an embeddable Agda type checker and evaluator
    mm_freak: that would make a great scripting language for haskell programs
  • shachaf: You can't spell "-funsafe" without "fun" and "safe".
  • elliott: By the way, I find the inclusion of a package named "colour" in a section titled "Color" offensive :)
  • elliott: I don't think Haskell can ever hope to enter the enterprise if we can't model non-standard colourblind observers with it.
  • danharaj:oh hey this looks nice.
    Mathnerd314: every open-source math library under the sun glued together into a Python framework
    danharaj: nevermind o_o
  • elliott: What do we do with people who paste code blocks on IRC? We yell at them.
  • acowley: I am a bull in a math shop
  • elliott: I like how edwardk's answer to every question always goes "most abstract solution to the problem possible --> microoptimisation details".
    elliott: I swear I've seen him go from category theory to unboxed types and unsafeCoerce in a single line of IRC.
  • shachaf: It is a sobering thought that by the time Galois was my age, he had been dead for almost two months.

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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz

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