Welcome to issue 285 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the weeks of October 20 to November 02, 2013.
Quotes of the Week
- roconnor: edwardk: is comonad Haskell 1.4? I liked Haskell 1.4.
- Peaker: Don't trust the @src, luke
- dmwit: If it fits in a tweet, you haven't included enough information to debug it yet.
Top Reddit Stories
- The Haskell Cast #3 - Simon Peyton Jones on GHC. From (haskellcast.com), scored 88 with 11 comments.
- Elm 0.10 released: faster strings, nice colors, bug fixes, and searchable documentation. From (elm-lang.org), scored 74 with 9 comments.
- Procrustean Mathematics by Edward Kmett. From (fpcomplete.com), scored 71 with 17 comments.
- Haskell hurdle: uninteresting world. From (gundersen.net), scored 68 with 58 comments.
- websockets-0.8 released: with browser shell example + bonus section on pipes vs. conduit vs. io-streams. From (jaspervdj.be), scored 65 with 9 comments.
- IHaskell: Haskell for Interactive Computing. From (gibiansky.github.io), scored 61 with 26 comments.
- ShellCheck – static analysis and linting tool for sh/bash script. From (shellcheck.net), scored 55 with 10 comments.
- Micro-tutorial: liftM by accident. From (self.haskell), scored 54 with 29 comments.
- Barclays are hiring: Haskell developers in London and Kiev. From (self.haskell), scored 52 with 14 comments.
- License monads. From (joeyh.name), scored 52 with 18 comments.
- Show Reddit: My weekend project, PureScript. From (functorial.com), scored 49 with 61 comments.
- Deamortized ST by Edward Kmett. From (fpcomplete.com), scored 49 with 57 comments.
- HaLVM 2.0 Developer's Release (trans: buggy but API-stable pre-release) now available for folks to try. GHC 7.8, threaded RTS, SMP HaLVM support, 0-copy networking, and more.. From (community.galois.com), scored 44 with 13 comments.
- Could you explain why complexity of monadic IO is worth it?. From (self.haskell), scored 43 with 128 comments.
- London Haskell User Group 18/09/2013: Oliver Charles on pipes [video]. From (ocharles.org.uk), scored 42 with 14 comments.
- C-- as a project separate from GHC. From (cminusminus.org), scored 42 with 14 comments.
- How to start a new Haskell project. From (jabberwocky.eu), scored 42 with 26 comments.
- The let-no-escape optimization. From (lambda.jstolarek.com), scored 41 with 1 comments.
- Improving Applicative do-notation. From (tmorris.net), scored 40 with 150 comments.
- Odersky: The Trouble with Types - Strange Loop 2013 [InfoQ]. From (infoq.com), scored 39 with 55 comments.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- Haskell Thrift library 300x slower than C++ in performance test votes: 34, answers: 5
- Creating methods bound to records in Haskell votes: 10, answers: 1
- Installing & Building GHC with OSX Mavericks GHC votes: 10, answers: 1
- How to properly communicate compile-time information to Template Haskell functions? votes: 10, answers: 0
- Data.Text vs String votes: 9, answers: 2
- Why is matrix multiplication faster with Repa than with hmatrix? votes: 9, answers: 1
- Efficient functional algorithm for computing closure under an operator votes: 8, answers: 1
- Why doesn't Haskell sequence these IO actions properly? votes: 8, answers: 2
- Is there a way to make my word counting program faster without using impure tricks? votes: 8, answers: 1
- Is it better to define Functor in terms of Applicative in terms of Monad, or vice versa? votes: 8, answers: 3
- Standard Haskell function :: (a -> Maybe b) -> [a] -> Maybe b votes: 8, answers: 3
- Why are cabal reinstalls “always dangerous”? votes: 8, answers: 1
- How to use the maybe monoid and combine values with a custom operation, easily? votes: 8, answers: 3
Until next time,
+Daniel Santa Cruz