Welcome to issue 235 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the week of July 1 to 7, 2012.
Quotes of the Week
- Kukkua: They say there are two things, once mastered, you will harness boundless strength from the cosmos itself, continuations and monads.
- startling: saying "monad" within earshot of a muggle is pretty funny
- maybefbi: Haskell is forcing me to think a lot
- Wadler says: So, the essence of XML is this: the problem it solves is not hard, and it does not solve the problem well.
Top Reddit Stories
- This is what my first attempt at writing code in Haskell went like. From (self.haskell), scored 82 with 32 comments.
- The Architecture of Open Source Applications: The Glasgow Haskell Compiler. From (aosabook.org), scored 59 with 5 comments.
- Slides for 7 lectures on Parallel and Concurrent Haskell (including GPU programming with Accelerate). From (community.haskell.org), scored 51 with 10 comments.
- How pythoners view Haskell compared with Python. From (wiki.python.org), scored 40 with 70 comments.
- How I made the switch to functional programming.. From (self.haskell), scored 38 with 14 comments.
- Why Functional Matters: Your white board will never be the same. From (blog.jessitron.com), scored 35 with 5 comments.
- Building a better AES package. From (tab.snarc.org), scored 33 with 19 comments.
- FP Complete is hiring Haskell programmers. From (haskellers.com), scored 32 with 4 comments.
- Parallel and Concurrent Programming in Haskell (Lab exercises by Simon Marlow). From (community.haskell.org), scored 31 with comments.
- pipes 2.1 released with prettier Frame, using indexed and restricted monads. From (haskellforall.com), scored 30 with 31 comments.
- conduit 0.5.0 released, now with extensive tutorial. From (hackage.haskell.org), scored 27 with 2 comments.
- A (experimental) treat for Emacs interactive-mode users. From (youtube.com), scored 26 with 2 comments.
- Exploring CPU design using Haskell - Introduction to the architecture. From (random.axman6.com), scored 25 with 17 comments.
- Haskell is dead! (pun intended, not a flame :D). From (i.imgur.com), scored 22 with 37 comments.
- Announcing lens-family-core, lens-family, and lens-family-th. From (self.haskell), scored 22 with 8 comments.
- Happstack Irregular News Issue #2. From (happstack.com), scored 21 with 3 comments.
- "Tying the Knot" using the RWS Monad. From (mergeconflict.com), scored 21 with 16 comments.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- Functional design patterns votes: 36, answers: 5
- Using return vs. not using return in the list monad votes: 22, answers: 6
- Compute as much of a list as possible in a fixed time votes: 19, answers: 3
- Why is `logBase 10 x` slower than `log x / log 10`, even when specialized? votes: 16, answers: 2
- How has Haskell changed? votes: 16, answers: 2
- What are the similarities and differences among Haskell indentation modes for Emacs? votes: 16, answers: 0
- Arrow equivalent of mapM? votes: 9, answers: 1
- Can I pass a pattern into a function? votes: 9, answers: 2
- Referential transparency and mmap in Haskell votes: 8, answers: 1
- Is EC2 Ubuntu 12.04 different, if compiling Haskell locally? votes: 7, answers: 1
Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz