Welcome to issue 289 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers from March 1 to 31, 2014
So... where have I been?
My wife and I recently welcomed into the world our new baby, and as some of you have already experienced, I was doing good getting *some* sleep at night. Life has slowly started to get back to a more predictable rhythm, and I am sure glad to be back doing this. For a while there I thought that any project of mine before bambina was going to have to be put into permament hold, but things are getting very manageble now.
Sorry for the abscense! I was somewhat pleased to see that some in -cafe wondered if this was coming back... this one is for you!
Some have mentioned that they wish to see more of the "reviews" that HWN used to have of blog entries, and/or email chains in the different mailing lists. I understand that dessire. I'm probably going to need some extra hands to write those, if there are to be back. Maybe we can start with something "lighter", a la tl;dr. I'm stil trying to work out how we'd do that exacly. I'll keep you all posted.
Anyway, enough rambling.
Quotes of the Week
- acowley: I will push machines-concurrent to hackage one fine day
edwardk: not concurrent-machines ?
acowley: Man, I walked right into that bike shed
- malc: I have a coworker who constantly reads haskell stuff at work, nudged him towards the lens talk, that should push him towards actually doing work at work.
- Fuuzetsu: I know someone who pulls in Lens just for & and ??
- Eduard_Munteanu: Don't put your money in monads, you can never get it back. :P
Top Reddit Stories
- Haskell for all: Introductions to advanced Haskell topics. From (haskellforall.com), scored 121 with 23 comments.
- GHC 7.8.1 RC2 released. From (well-typed.com), scored 99 with 36 comments.
- Book review: Parallel and Concurrent Programming in Haskell. From (serpentine.com), scored 87 with 17 comments.
- The Haskell Cast #6 - Gabriel Gonzalez and Michael Snoyman on Pipes and Conduit. From (haskellcast.com), scored 83 with 13 comments.
- Performance in Haskell from a noob's perspective. From (self.haskell), scored 74 with 111 comments.
- New Haddock — a visual guide to changes. From (fuuzetsu.co.uk), scored 72 with 13 comments.
- Full-time position available: computer scientist to create data types for scientific computing, in Haskell. Location: anywhere (telecommute).. From (self.haskell), scored 67 with 17 comments.
- Haskell Type Classes Cheatsheet. From (fundeps.com), scored 62 with 21 comments.
- Malicious link in haskell.org docs for 6 years, 6 months, 6 days. From (self.haskell), scored 61 with 6 comments.
- What's your "killer app" for your scientific/statistical programming environment?. From (self.haskell), scored 57 with 92 comments.
- Find out the type of an expression/function with typed holes. From (ro-che.info), scored 56 with 5 comments.
- Elm 0.12 - making interactive UI elements easy and pure. From (elm-lang.org), scored 56 with 5 comments.
- QuickCheck 2.7 released. From (hackage.haskell.org), scored 55 with 7 comments.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- Why is Haskell unable to read “7e7” but able to read “7a7”? votes: 42, answers: 3
- Strange GHCi lazy evaluation votes: 17, answers: 1
- Fast, branchless unsigned int absolute difference votes: 16, answers: 3
- How can I write human-language units as postfixes in Haskell, like `3 seconds`? votes: 15, answers: 2
- Running Haskell on Xeon-Phi votes: 14, answers: 1
Until next time,
+Daniel Santa Cruz