Welcome to issue 279 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the week of August 25 to September 7, 2013.
Quotes of the Week
- dmwit: I typically figure a parse error on line 500 means I have 500 lines to inspect.
- bos: bah, all you category wonks spoil the atmosphere. we were simple peasants, and proud, once.
- merijn: edwardk's delegation has reached the point where he can have the language implementor explain his libraries...
- ReinH: haasn asks an offhand question. edwardk wrote a thesis on it.
- JaffaCake: children are automatically killed if their parents die for any reason
- geekosaur: if the platform is batteries included, lens is a full fledged transformer robot included :)
- FreeFull: Mathematical laws are so much nicer than legal laws
- twey: to edwardk, v. to be working on a larger problem and absent-mindedly spin out a package to satisfy dependencies, accidentally solving the problem more elegantly than existing solutions (but perhaps incomprehensibly to anyone who can't dualize in their head)
- elliott: lens is the DLC expansion pack for Haskell
- monochrom: new catchy thing to say: an IORef Int contains an Int in the same sense as an IO Int contains an Int
Top Reddit Stories
- Announcing GHC iOS. From (self.haskell), scored 259 with 52 comments.
- The Haskell Cast: Episode 1 - Edward Kmett on Lenses. From (haskellcast.com), scored 101 with 35 comments.
- The Haxl Project at Facebook (slides from my talk at ZuriHac). From (github.com), scored 97 with 76 comments.
- Haskell on the Daily WTF. From (thedailywtf.com), scored 96 with 14 comments.
- Cabal 1.18.0 released. From (groups.google.com), scored 92 with 30 comments.
- I've got functional curse. I lost my ability to write in C++. I have to ship C++. What do I do?. From (self.haskell), scored 69 with 92 comments.
- `pipes-4.0.0` release candidate. From (self.haskell), scored 58 with 42 comments.
- Lenses from Scratch. From (fpcomplete.com), scored 54 with 29 comments.
- Controlling Chromium in Haskell. From (jaspervdj.be), scored 51 with 3 comments.
- Interactive Programming: Hot-swapping in Elm. From (elm-lang.org), scored 50 with 6 comments.
- Lens/Aeson Traversal/Prism. From (fpcomplete.com), scored 48 with 10 comments.
- Mandelbrot. From (fpcomplete.com), scored 42 with 6 comments.
- ANNOUNCE: posix-paths, for faster file system operations. From (permalink.gmane.org), scored 41 with 29 comments.
- Control Text LCD with Haskell code. The code runs on mbed. The RAM size is 32kB. Using Ajhc Haskell compiler.. From (youtube.com), scored 41 with 8 comments.
- DeepSeq Once. From (fpcomplete.com), scored 37 with 57 comments.
- DSLs and Towers of Abstraction with Gershom Bazerman at NY Haskell. From (vimeo.com), scored 36 with 6 comments.
- Port Catch to GHC. From (self.haskell), scored 36 with 10 comments.
- Reflecting values to types and back. From (fpcomplete.com), scored 33 with 11 comments.
- Haskell Game Programming Book?. From (self.haskell), scored 33 with 25 comments.
- ANN: Cabal v1.18.0 released. From (haskell.org), scored 33 with 0 comments.
- How could little me make Haskell better?. From (self.haskell), scored 31 with 31 comments.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- Examples of a monad whose Applicative part can be better optimized than the Monad part votes: 19, answers: 3
- Haskell: unnecessary reevaluations of constant expressions votes: 17, answers: 2
- equal sign with haskell literals votes: 16, answers: 3
- Haskell standalone desktop application authentication (using google / facebook / twitter / etc accounts) votes: 15, answers: 1
- Continue debugging in GHC after interrupt votes: 12, answers: 0
- How to automatically generate (and see the code for) Read and Show in Haskell votes: 12, answers: 1
- Killing a Haskell binary votes: 11, answers: 2
- Haskell: What does ((->) t) mean? votes: 10, answers: 3
- What does the term “reason about” mean in computer science? votes: 10, answers: 5
- Idiomatic bidirectional Pipes with downstream state without loss votes: 9, answers: 3
Until next time,
+Daniel Santa Cruz