Welcome to issue 244 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the week of September 9 to September 15, 2012.
As you might have heard, GHC 7.6.1 is out for all platforms. I would say "get it while it is still hot", but I guess I missed my opportunity to do that last week.
Sönke Hahn wrote in to announce that on Monday "Story Episodes of Nikki and the Robots" was was released.
Malcolm Wallace has uploaded videos from ICFP 2012, for those of us that didn't have the opportunity to be there. Big thanks for sharing these with the community!
Quotes of the Week
- copumpkin: when in doubt, blame ski
- shachaf: You can call the greengrocer and place an order. That'll convert their unordered pears into ordered pears!
- shachaf: Those who would give up essential type independence for a little temporary type safety deserve neither independence nor safety.
- ddarius: edwardk: So your plan for Haskell adoption is to write Haskell in languages that aren't Haskell, say "Man, these languages suck, this would be super easy in Haskell", and then use the Haskell you started with reproducing functionality at an "unbelievable" rate.
- cmccann: personally I'm just waiting for an extension that demotes types to the value level, so that we can finally have natural numbers.
Top Reddit Stories
- Yet another Haskell IDE in the works. From (yesodweb.com), scored 71 with 94 comments.
- The case of the mysterious explosion in space. From (serpentine.com), scored 65 with 9 comments.
- Haskell vs. F# vs. Scala: A High-level Language Features and Parallelism Support Comparison. From (macs.hw.ac.uk), scored 47 with 30 comments.
- The functor design pattern. From (haskellforall.com), scored 42 with 45 comments.
- How To Exclude Women From Your Technical Community: A Tutorial. From (tim.dreamwidth.org), scored 42 with 309 comments.
- A simple library that allows logic programming in Haskell. From (github.com), scored 38 with 10 comments.
- Larry Wall: "You should probably know about it [Haskell] if only to be able to say 'is this like Haskell?', and, if so, then you know you'll have to hire some really smart people to program in it.". From (youtube.com), scored 34 with 130 comments.
- Malcolm Wallace is broadcasting videos from ICFP. From (m.youtube.com), scored 33 with 9 comments.
- Darcs hub alpha: a darcsden fork to “turn the dogfooding knobs up to 11”. From (hub.darcs.net), scored 30 with 10 comments.
- The Architecture of the Mighttpd High-Speed Web Server. From (iij.ad.jp), scored 28 with 4 comments.
- Tying the knot on a Rubik's cube. From (self.haskell), scored 25 with 7 comments.
- Kazu Yamamoto: Improving the performance of Warp. From (yesodweb.com), scored 24 with 1 comments.
- Taking advantage of "Theorems for Free"?. From (self.haskell), scored 20 with 9 comments.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- Is there a nice way to make function signatures more informative in Haskell? votes: 37, answers: 6
- Purely functional data structures for text editors votes: 26, answers: 7
- Lazy Pattern matching in Data.List votes: 15, answers: 1
- Can I provide the type-checker with proofs about inductive naturals in GHC 7.6? votes: 14, answers: 1
- Why does Haskell's “flip id” has this type? votes: 12, answers: 1
- How long pauses can occur in a Haskell program due to garbage collection? votes: 11, answers: 1
- Good introduction to free theorems [closed] votes: 11, answers: 1
- Int vs Word in common use? votes: 10, answers: 3
- Haskell collections with guaranteed worst-case bounds for every single operation? votes: 9, answers: 1
- Zipper data structure for graphical model editor votes: 8, answers: 1
Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz