October 10, 2013

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 282

Welcome to issue 282 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the week of September 22 to October 05, 2013.

Quotes of the Week

  • monochrom: . o O ( error messages are like legalese. it contains complete information so that later lawyers can say "told you so" )
  • BetaZiliani: "We escape from monads in the same way that we escape from a building on fire: we run." (#ICFP2013)
  • ReinH: ReinH's Lemma: There's always a connection to Yoneda's Lemma.
  • startling: it's sort of depressing when you spend a lot of time with traversals and things to get all your crucial algorithms down to like ten lines and then have like two hundred lines each for pretty-printing and for file I/O.
  • edwardk: you know that feeling when you wake up in the morning, and your teeth feel fuzzy, you don't know where you've been, but you strongly suspect in 9 months someone will be calling you for library support?
  • tac: I free the forgotten.
  • Anonymous: What do you call someone reading a book about category theory? A co-author!
  • Anonymous: A co-worker == generator of work tasks?
  • edwardkmett: At one point we had a type in lens where one of its arguments started taking parameters of the form i m a s t a b u. Upon reflection, we let it win the argument and decided not to implement the function.

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Until next time,
+Daniel Santa Cruz

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