October 10, 2012

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 247

Welcome to issue 247 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the week of September 30 to October 6, 2012.

Quotes of the Week

  • monochrom: 98% of people lack the property that they're members of the other 2%
  • ManuelChakravarty: We used to say, "Learn Haskell, it makes you a better Java programmer." Now we say, "Learn Agda, it makes you a better Haskell programmer."
  • Cale: data Nature a = Rock a | Stream (Nature a) | Bush (Nature a) (Nature a)
  • rwbarton: type inference is supposed to be the compiler's job, not the reader's job
  • ShelSilverstein: Lazy Lazy Lazy Lazy Lazy Lazy Jane. She wants a drink of water so she waits and waits and waits and waits and waits for it to rain.
  • Cale: We're up to 950 users which apparently means that any beginner question is now answered by 4 people.
  • YayMe: When I first started playing with haskell I could barely sleep for 2 days because of how confused it made me
  • EvanLaforge: Then we can tell them about how we had to walk in the snow both ways uphill fighting space leaks with bare hands while they just have to read about it.
  • nand: every time I try arguing semantics, I come to the conclusion that every word is the exact same thing and refers to anything
  • bfig: i have been reborn as a haskell programer after finding Debug.Trace

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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz

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