Welcome to issue 310 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers from October 5 to 18, 2014
Quotes of the Week
- spopejoy: That [Spineless Tagless G Machine] will always sound like the villian in an upcoming Ghostbusters sequel to me :)
- pigworker: When you can make data out of potatoes, why would you want to encode them as functions?
- fishcorn: When someone mentions lens on freenode... zeus-lens!
- neelk: So constructively we know this style can be used to meet hard performance deadlines in domains where the penalty for failure is literally radioactive flaming death.
- 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.
Top Reddit Stories
- From 60 Frames per Second to 500 in Haskell. From (keera.co.uk), scored 116 with 82 comments.
- Note: Erik Meijer's MOOC - "Introduction to Functional Programming" - starts next Wednesday. From (edx.org), scored 109 with 34 comments.
- The New Haskell.org. From (blog.haskell.org), scored 98 with 72 comments.
- New Haskell Book: Thinking Functionally with Haskell. From (amazon.com), scored 95 with 39 comments.
- Some notes on reimplementing a NodeJS service in Haskell. From (gist.github.com), scored 67 with 5 comments.
- Release of threepenny-gui 0.5.0.0: easy UI in Haskell!. From (apfelmus.nfshost.com), scored 65 with 1 comments.
- Bake: a Continuous Integration System. From (neilmitchell.blogspot.fr), scored 64 with 34 comments.
- On concerns about Haskell's Prelude favoring Foldable/Traversable. From (yesodweb.com), scored 62 with 101 comments.
- Making GHCi awesomer?. From (haskell.org), scored 57 with 3 comments.
- lens over tea, part 1: lenses 101, traversals 101, and some implementation details. From (artyom.me), scored 56 with 25 comments.
- A neat trick for GHCi. From (mega-nerd.com), scored 54 with 12 comments.
- Shaking up GHC. From (blogs.ncl.ac.uk), scored 53 with 21 comments.
- FRP Zoo: the TodoMVC of FRP libraries. From (github.com), scored 53 with 12 comments.
- [Video] Simon Peyton Jones - Zero-Cost Coercions in Haskell - at Haskell eXchange. From (skillsmatter.com), scored 50 with 46 comments.
- Bryan O'Sullivan - Performance Measurement and Optimization in Haskell [video]. From (skillsmatter.com), scored 49 with 23 comments.
- How to Rewrite the Prelude. From (neilmitchell.blogspot.it), scored 42 with 81 comments.
- Generalizing function composition. From (jaspervdj.be), scored 42 with 31 comments.
- C structures in Haskell FFI. From (ghc.haskell.org), scored 40 with 19 comments.
- Yi 0.10, Anniversary Edition. From (haskell.org), scored 38 with 16 comments.
- Curry-Howard, the Ontological Ultimate. From (psnively.github.io), scored 38 with 28 comments.
Top StackOverflow Questions
- Is it possible to directly invoke Haskell code from Bash and output to stdout? votes: 17, answers: 3
- Why does foldr use a helper function? votes: 16, answers: 4
- Why do hGetBuf, hPutBuf, etc. allocate memory? votes: 14, answers: 2
- Is it possible to get the Kind of a Type Constructor in Haskell? votes: 10, answers: 1
- Printing out Haskell's evaluation (rewriting) steps for educational/learning purposes. Is it possible? votes: 9, answers: 3
Until next time,
+Daniel Santa Cruz