[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 68 - January 05, 2008

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat Jan 5 19:20:46 EST 2008

Haskell Weekly News
Issue 68 - January 05, 2008

   Welcome to issue 68 of HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the
   [1]Haskell community.

   This HWN features new releases of the GHC and nhc98 Haskell compilers,
   a pre-release of darcs 2.0, several new user groups formed, and of
   course, more than 100 updated and new libraries

   1. http://haskell.org/


   GHC 6.8.2. The GHC Team [2]announced the release of GHC 6.8.2,
   featuring optimisation improvements, improvements to ghci and fixes to
   standalone deriving.

   2. http://www.haskell.org/ghc/download_ghc_682.html

   nhc98 1.2 released. Malcolm Wallace [3]announced the release of nhc98
   1.2. 1.20 is a refreshed release with many of the current core library
   packages included, and a variety of small bugfixes since the last
   release. It successfully compiles and runs more programs from the
   nobench suite than jhc, hbc, Hugs, or yhc. It generates an interpreted
   bytecode that, on the whole runs faster than that generated by Hugs or
   yhc, and in many cases is also faster than ghci. Although nhc98 is
   written in Haskell, you don't need an existing Haskell compiler on
   your platform to build nhc98 - a C compiler will do. Hence, it is
   portable to almost any unix-like machine with a 32-bit compatibility
   mode. Many useful build tools come included: hmake (the inspiration
   for ghc --make), hi (interactive read-eval-print, like Hugs or ghci),
   cpphs (Haskell-aware replacement for cpp) and hsc2hs (preprocessor for
   FFI code)

   3. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15770

   darcs 2.0.0pre2. David Roundy [4]announced the availability of the
   second prerelease of [5]darcs two, darcs 2.0.0pre2. This release fixes
   several severe performance bugs that were present in the first
   prerelease. These issues were identified and fixed thanks to the
   helpful testing of Simon Marlow and Peter Rockai. We also added
   support for compilation under ghc 6.4, so even more users should be
   able to test this release.

   4. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/33483
   5. http://darcs.net/

   The Monad.Reader Issue 9: SoC special. Wouter Swierstra [6]announced a
   new issue of The Monad.Reader, a 'Summer of Code Special' - it
   consists of three articles from student participants of Google's
   Summer of Code, describing the projects they worked on.

   6. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/31848

   What's happening with Haskell? The 13th HCAR. Andres Loeh [7]announced
   the 13th edition of the Haskell Communities and Activities Report

   7. http://www.haskell.org/communities/

   Teach yourself gtk2hs in 21 hours. Hans van Thiel [8]announced a
   Gtk2Hs basics tutorial, based on the Tony Gale and Ian Main GTK+2.0
   tutorial, is now available for review and comment.

   8. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/32671

   Minimalistic Haskell blog framework. Paul Brown [9]announced a
   lightweight, experimental blog publishing application, [10]perpubplat

   9. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/34503
  10. http://datapr0n.com/repos/perpubplat

   atom. Tom Hawkins [11]announced the release of atom 2007.12; atom is a
   domain-specific language embedded in Haskell for describing real-time
   control applications

  11. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2007-December/035742.html


   New and updated libraries in [12]the Hackage library database.

  12. http://hackage.haskell.org/

     * bytestring Uploaded by DonaldStewart. [13]bytestring:
       Fast, packed, strict and lazy byte arrays with a list interface.

     * uuagc 0.9.5. Uploaded by ArieMiddelkoop. [14]uuagc: Attribute
       Grammar System of Universiteit Utrecht.

     * uulib 0.9.5. Uploaded by ArieMiddelkoop. [15]uulib: Haskell
       Utrecht Tools Library.

     * llvm 0.0.2. Uploaded by BryanOSullivan. [16]llvm: Bindings to the
       LLVM compiler toolkit.

     * HDBC-sqlite3 Uploaded by JohnGoerzen. [17]HDBC-sqlite3:
       Sqlite v3 driver for HDBC.

     * HDBC-odbc Uploaded by JohnGoerzen. [18]HDBC-odbc: ODBC
       driver for HDBC.

     * dimensional 0.7.2. Uploaded by BjornBuckwalter. [19]dimensional:
       Statically checked physical dimensions..

     * uulib 0.9.5. Uploaded by ArieMiddelkoop. [20]uulib: Haskell
       Utrecht Tools Library.

     * hsc3 0.1. Uploaded by RohanDrape. [21]hsc3: Haskell SuperCollider.

     * hosc 0.1. Uploaded by RohanDrape. [22]hosc: Haskell Open Sound

  13. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/bytestring-
  14. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/uuagc-0.9.5
  15. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/uulib-0.9.5
  16. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/llvm-0.0.2
  17. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/HDBC-sqlite3-
  18. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/HDBC-odbc-
  19. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/dimensional-0.7.2
  20. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/uulib-0.9.5
  21. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hsc3-0.1
  22. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hosc-0.1

     * GLFW 0.2. Uploaded by PaulLiu. [23]GLFW: A binding for GLFW, An
       OpenGL Framework.

     * control-timeout 0.1. Uploaded by AdamLangley. [24]control-timeout:
       Timeout handling.

     * hiccup 0.35. Uploaded by KyleConsalus. [25]hiccup: Relatively
       efficient Tcl interpreter with support for basic operations.

     * phooey 2.0. Uploaded by ConalElliott. [26]phooey: Functional user

     * reactive 0.0. Uploaded by ConalElliott. [27]reactive: Simple
       foundation for functional reactive programming.

     * phooey 1.4. Uploaded by ConalElliott. [28]phooey: Functional user

     * hburg 1.1.1. Uploaded by IgorBohm. [29]hburg: Haskell Bottom Up
       Rewrite Generator.

     * hinotify 0.2. Uploaded by LennartKolmodin. [30]hinotify: Haskell
       binding to INotify.

     * cabal-rpm 0.3.3. Uploaded by BryanOSullivan. [31]cabal-rpm: RPM
       package builder for Haskell Cabal source packages..

     * codec-libevent 0.1. Uploaded by AdamLangley. [32]codec-libevent:
       Cross-platform structure serialisation.

  23. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/GLFW-0.2
  24. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/control-timeout-0.1
  25. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hiccup-0.35
  26. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/phooey-2.0
  27. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/reactive-0.0
  28. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/phooey-1.4
  29. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hburg-1.1.1
  30. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hinotify-0.2
  31. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/cabal-rpm-0.3.3
  32. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/codec-libevent-0.1

     * irc 0.4. Uploaded by TrevorElliott. [33]irc: A small library for
       parsing IRC messages..

     * dlist 0.4. Uploaded by DonaldStewart. [34]dlist: Differences

     * AutoForms 0.4.0. Uploaded by MadsLindstroem. [35]AutoForms: GUI
       library based upon generic programming (SYB3).

     * bktrees 0.2.1. Uploaded by JosefSvenningsson. [36]bktrees: A set
       data structure with approximate searching.

     * bktrees 0.2. Uploaded by JosefSvenningsson. [37]bktrees: A set
       data structure with approximate searching.

     * binary-strict 0.1. Uploaded by AdamLangley. [38]binary-strict:
       Binary deserialisation using strict ByteStrings.

     * haddock 0.9. Uploaded by SimonMarlow. [39]haddock: Haddock is a
       documentation-generation tool for Haskell libraries.

     * bytestring-mmap 0.2.0. Uploaded by DonaldStewart.
       [40]bytestring-mmap: mmap support for strict ByteStrings.

     * bytestring Uploaded by DonaldStewart. [41]bytestring:
       Fast, packed, strict and lazy byte arrays with a list interface.

     * hiccup 0.3. Uploaded by KyleConsalus. [42]hiccup: Added by
       KyleConsalus, Wed Dec 19 17:00:42 PST 2007..

  33. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/irc-0.4
  34. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/dlist-0.4
  35. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/AutoForms-0.4.0
  36. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/bktrees-0.2.1
  37. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/bktrees-0.2
  38. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/binary-strict-0.1
  39. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/haddock-0.9
  40. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/bytestring-mmap-0.2.0
  41. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/bytestring-
  42. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hiccup-0.3

     * cedict 0.1.1. Uploaded by JasonDusek. [43]cedict: Convenient
       Chinese character lookup..

     * TypeCompose 0.3. Uploaded by ConalElliott. [44]TypeCompose: Type
       composition classes & instances.

     * bytestring-mmap 0.1.2. Uploaded by DonaldStewart.
       [45]bytestring-mmap: mmap support for strict ByteStrings.

     * bytestring Uploaded by DonaldStewart. [46]bytestring:
       Fast, packed, strict and lazy byte arrays with a list interface.

     * bytestring-mmap 0.1.1. Uploaded by DonaldStewart.
       [47]bytestring-mmap: mmap support for strict ByteStrings.

     * mkcabal 0.3. Uploaded by DonaldStewart. [48]mkcabal: Generate
       cabal files for a Haskell project.

     * terminfo 0.1. Uploaded by Judah Jacobson. [49]terminfo: Haskell
       bindings to the terminfo library..

     * Cabal Uploaded by Duncan Coutts. [50]Cabal: A framework
       for packaging Haskell software.

     * hxt 7.4. Uploaded by UweSchmidt. [51]hxt: A collection of tools
       for processing XML with Haskell..

     * X11 1.4.1. Uploaded by Spencer Janssen. [52]X11: A binding to the
       X11 graphics library.

  43. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/cedict-0.1.1
  44. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/TypeCompose-0.3
  45. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/bytestring-mmap-0.1.2
  46. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/bytestring-
  47. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/bytestring-mmap-0.1.1
  48. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/mkcabal-0.3
  49. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/terminfo-0.1
  50. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/Cabal-
  51. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hxt-7.4
  52. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/X11-1.4.1

     * dataenc 0.10.1. Uploaded by Magnus Therning. [53]dataenc: Data
       encoding library currently providing Uuencode, Base64, Base64Url,
       Base32, Base32Hex, and Base16..

     * bytestringreadp 0.1. Uploaded by Gracjan Polak.
       [54]bytestringreadp: A ReadP style parser library for ByteString.

     * encoding 0.3. Uploaded by HenningGuenther. [55]encoding: A library
       for various character encodings.

     * hslua 0.2. Uploaded by Gracjan Polak. [56]hslua: A Lua language
       interpreter embedding in Haskell.

     * xmonad-contrib 0.5. Uploaded by Spencer Janssen.
       [57]xmonad-contrib: Third party extensions for xmonad.

     * xmonad 0.5. Uploaded by SpencerJanssen. [58]xmonad: A tiling
       window manager.

     * pandoc 0.45. Uploaded by John MacFarlane. [59]pandoc: Conversion
       between markup formats.

     * markov-chain 0.0.1. Uploaded by Henning Thielemann.
       [60]markov-chain: Markov Chains for generating random sequences
       with a user definable behaviour..

     * parsedate 3000.0.0. Uploaded by Bjorn Bringert. [61]parsedate:
       Data and time parsing for CalendarTime.

     * hackage2hwn 0.1. Uploaded by Don Stewart. [62]hackage2hwn: Convert
       hackage = Hackage RSS feeds to Haskell Weekly News format.

  53. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/dataenc-0.10.1
  54. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/bytestringreadp-0.1
  55. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/encoding-0.3
  56. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hslua-0.2
  57. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/xmonad-contrib-0.5
  58. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/xmonad-0.5
  59. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/pandoc-0.45
  60. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/markov-chain-0.0.1
  61. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/parsedate-3000.0.0
  62. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hackage2hwn-0.1

     * hask-home 2007.12.6. Uploaded by BjornBringert. [63]hask-home:
       Generate homepages for cabal packages.

     * hmarkup 3000.0.1. Uploaded by BjornBringert. [64]hmarkup: Simple
       wikitext-like markup format implementation..

     * hspread 0.2. Uploaded by AndreaVezzosi. [65]hspread: A client
       library for the spread toolkit.

     * pcap 0.4.2. Uploaded by BryanOSullivan. [66]pcap: A
       system-independent interface for user-level packet capture.

     * hogg 0.3.0. Uploaded by ConradParker. [67]hogg: Library and tools
       to manipulate the Ogg container format.

     * Finance-Quote-Yahoo 0.4.1. Uploaded by BradClawsie.
       [68]Finance-Quote-Yahoo: Obtain quote data from finance.yahoo.com.

     * Monadius 0.9.20071204. Uploaded by GwernBranwen. [69]Monadius: 2-D
       arcade scroller.

     * Shu-thing 1.0.20071203. Uploaded by GwernBranwen. [70]Shu-thing: A
       vector shooter game.

     * hmatrix Uploaded by AlbertoRuiz. [71]hmatrix: Linear
       algebra and numerical computations.

     * HTTP 3001.0.3. Uploaded by BjornBringert. [72]HTTP: Added by
       BjornBringert, Fri Nov 30 14:50:55 PST 2007..

  63. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hask-home-2007.12.6
  64. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hmarkup-3000.0.1
  65. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hspread-0.2
  66. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/pcap-0.4.2
  67. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hogg-0.3.0
  68. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/Finance-Quote-Yahoo-0.4.1
  69. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/Monadius-0.9.20071204
  70. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/Shu-thing-1.0.20071203
  71. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hmatrix-
  72. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/HTTP-3001.0.3

     * rss 3000.0.1. Uploaded by BjornBringert. [73]rss: A library for
       generating RSS 2.0 feeds..

     * haxr 3000.0.1. Uploaded by BjornBringert. [74]haxr: XML-RPC client
       and server library..

     * fitsio 0.1. Uploaded by EricSessoms. [75]fitsio: A library for
       reading and writing data files in the FITS data format..

     * YamlReference 0.6. Uploaded by Oren Ben Kiki. [76]YamlReference,
       YAML reference implementation

     * LambdaShell 0.9.1. Uploaded by Robert Dockins. [77]LambdaShell,
       simple shell for evaluating lambda expressions

     * Shellac 0.9.1. Uploaded by Robert Dockins. [78]Shellac, a
       framework for creating shell envinronments

     * EdisonCore Uploaded by Robert Dockins. [79]EdisonCore, a
       library of efficent, purely-functional data structures (Core

     * hmatrix Uploaded by Alberto Ruiz. [80]hmatrix, linear
       algebra and numerical computations

     * strict-concurrency 0.1. Uploaded by Don Stewart.
       [81]strict-concurrency, strict concurrency abstractions

     * X11 1.4.0. Uploaded by Don Stewart. [82]X11, binding to the X11
       graphics library

  73. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/rss-3000.0.1
  74. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/haxr-3000.0.1
  75. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/fitsio-0.1
  76. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/YamlReference-0.6
  77. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/LambdaShell-0.9.1
  78. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/Shellac-0.9.1
  79. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/EdisonCore-
  80. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hmatrix-
  81. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/strict-concurrency-0.1
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     * safecopy 0.3. Uploaded by David Himmelstrup. [83]safecopy, binary
       serialization with version control

     * HaXml 1.13.3. Uploaded by Malcolm Wallace. [84]HaXml, utilities
       for manipulating XML documents

     * c2hs 0.15.1. Uploaded by Duncan Coutts. [85]c2hs, C->Haskell
       Interface Generator

     * calc 0.1. Uploaded by Austin Seipp. [86]calc, small compiler for
       arithmetic expressions.

     * miniplex 0.2.1. Uploaded by Lukas Mai. [87]miniplex, simple 1-to-N
       interprocess communication

     * sat 1.1.1. Uploaded by Andrii Zvorygin. [88]sat, CNF SATisfier

     * dimensional 0.7.1. Uploaded by Bjorn Buckwalter. [89]dimensional,
       statically checked physical dimensions

     * hxt 7.4. Uploaded by Uwe Schmidt. [90]hxt, collection of tools for
       processing XML with Haskell.

     * dlist 0.3.2. Uploaded by Don Stewart. [91]dlist, difference lists.
       A list type supporting fast append.

     * mkcabal 0.2. Uploaded by Don Stewart. [92]mkcabal, generate cabal
       files for a Haskell project

  83. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/safecopy-0.3
  84. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/HaXml-1.13.3
  85. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/c2hs-0.15.1
  86. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/calc-0.1
  87. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/miniplex-0.2.1
  88. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/sat-1.1.1
  89. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/dimensional-0.7.1
  90. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/hxt-7.4
  91. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/dlist-0.3.2
  92. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/mkcabal-0.2

     * Chart 0.5. Uploaded by Tim Docker. [93]Chart, a library for
       generating 2D Charts and Plots

     * MaybeT 0.1.1. Uploaded by Don Stewart. [94]MaybeT, MaybeT monad

     * regex-pcre 0.93. Uploaded by Chris Kuklewicz. [95]regex-pcre,
       replaces Text.Regex

     * fixpoint 0.1. Uploaded by Roman Leshchinskiy. [96]fixpoint, data
       types as fixpoints

     * ChasingBottoms 1.2.2. Uploaded by Nils Anders Danielsson.
       [97]ChasingBottoms, support for testing partial and infinite

     * GrowlNotify 0.3. Uploaded by Nicholas Burlett. [98]GrowlNotify,
       notification utility for Growl

     * pcap 0.4.1. Uploaded by Bryan OSullivan. [99]pcap, a
       system-independent interface for user-level packet capture

     * bencode 0.3. Uploaded by David Himmelstrup. [100]bencode, parser
       and printer for bencoded data.

     * stream-fusion 0.1.1. Uploaded by Don Stewart. [101]stream-fusion,
       provides the standard Haskell list library reimplemented to allow
       stream fusion. This should in general provide faster list
       operations, and faster code for list-heavy programs.

     * HTTP 3001.0.2. Uploaded by Bjorn Bringert. [102]HTTP, library for
       client-side HTTP

  93. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/Chart-0.5
  94. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/MaybeT-0.1.1
  95. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/regex-pcre-0.93
  96. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/fixpoint-0.1
  97. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/ChasingBottoms-1.2.2
  98. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/GrowlNotify-0.3
  99. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/pcap-0.4.1
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     * X11-xft 0.2. Uploaded by Clemens Fruhwirth. [103]X11-xft, bindings
       to the Xft, X Free Type interface library, and some Xrender parts

     * GrowlNotify 0.1. Uploaded by Nicholas Burlett. [104]GrowlNotify,
       notification utility for Growl.

     * HsHaruPDF 0.0.0. Uploaded by Audrey Tang. [105]HsHaruPDF, Haskell
       binding to libharu

     * unicode-normalization 0.1. Uploaded by Reinier Lamers.
       [106]unicode-normalization, Unicode normalization using the ICU

     * uniplate 1.0.1. Uploaded by Neil Mitchell. [107]uniplate, uniform
       type generic traversals

     * lax-0.0.0. Uploaded by Wolfgang Jeltsch. [108]lax, Lax arrows are
       variants of other arrows which are ?less strict? than the original
       arrows. They can be used, for example, to produce I/O fixpoints in
       situations where fixIO would fail.

     * fastcgi 3001.0.1. Uploaded by Bjorn Bringert. [109]fastcgi, a
       Haskell library for writing FastCGI programs

 103. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/X11-xft-0.2
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 106. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/unicode-normalization-0.1
 107. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/uniplate-1.0.1
 108. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/lax-0.0.0
 109. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/fastcgi-3001.0.1

Conference roundup

   New user groups

     * [110]Portland Functional Programmers Group

     * [111]FPSIG @ Southampton

     * [112]SingHaskell

 110. http://groups.google.com/group/pdxfunc
 111. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/32753
 112. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/32268


   Prototyping. Peter Verswyvelen [113]announced a job using Haskell for
   prototyping computer animation and games

 113. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/33377

Blog noise

   [114]Haskell news from the [115]blogosphere.

 114. http://planet.haskell.org/
 115. http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Blog_articles

     * [116]Small shots of lambda calculus
     * [117]Pattern Matching in Ruby
     * [118]Haskell 'words' and Perl 'split'
     * [119]Word numbers, Part 4: Sort the words, sum the numbers
     * [120]Improve Your C#! Borrow from F#...
     * [121]Sun battling Microsoft (over F#?)
     * [122]zip in F# and Haskell
     * [123]Random numbers in Haskell
     * [124]A survey of Haskell unicode support
     * [125]Using Haskell for scripting tasks

 116. http://fmota.tk/2007/11/small-shots-of-lambda-calculus-part-iii.html
 117. http://blog.pretheory.com/arch/2007/11/pattern_matching_in_ruby_1.php
 118. http://osfameron.vox.com/library/post/haskell-words-and-perl-split.html
 119. http://conway.rutgers.edu/~ccshan/wiki/blog/posts/WordNumbers4/
 120. http://diditwith.net/2007/11/14/ImproveYourCBorrowFromF.aspx
 121. http://vanirsystems.com/danielsblog/?p=227
 122. http://jyliao.blogspot.com/2007/11/learning-wpf-with-f-dock-and-grid.html
 123. http://monadicheadaches.blogspot.com/2007/11/random-numbers-where-it-all-started.html
 124. http://blog.kfish.org/2007/10/survey-haskell-unicode-support.html
 125. http://pinderkent.blogsavy.com/archives/142

     * [126]Princeton lost the DARPA Grand Challenge because of a C# memory leak
     * [127]Laziness in C#/LINQ
     * [128]Getting functional programming: currying
     * [129]The magic foldr
     * [130]Nested Parallel List Comprehensions
     * [131]FFI in Haskell
     * [132]Broadening ones horizons
     * [133]Monad Wars - 1: the Prompt
     * [134]Monad Wars - 2: the command line
     * [135]Holy Shmoly, GHC Haskell 6.8 smokes Python and Ruby away!

 126. http://www.codeproject.com/showcase/IfOnlyWedUsedANTSProfiler.asp
 127. http://gavinbierman.blogspot.com/2007/11/laziness-in-clinq.html
 128. http://overwatering.blogspot.com/2007/11/currying.html
 129. http://caos.di.uminho.pt/~ulisses/blog/2007/11/20/foldr-the-magic-function/
 130. http://tomschrijvers.blogspot.com/2007/11/nested-parallel-list-comprehensions.html
 131. http://notes-on-haskell.blogspot.com/2007/02/ffi-in-haskell.html
 132. http://ms-os.com/showthread.php?t=116050
 133. http://osfameron.vox.com/library/post/monad-wars---1-the-prompt.html
 134. http://osfameron.vox.com/library/post/monad-wars---2-the-command-line.html
 135. http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/blog/2007/11/29#smoking

     * [136]Use those extra cores and beat C today! (Parallel Haskell redux)
     * [137]Parallelizing Haskell
     * [138]Python, Haskell, Ruby Smackdown
     * [139]Legitimate uses of micro-benchmarks: parameter passing and function call costs
     * [140]Holy Shmoly, GHC does some magic all by itself!
     * [141]PARE - PARallel Execution in Erlang - a response to Haskell
     * [142]Haskell design patterns are (probably) needed
     * [143]Deriving a Virtual Machine
     * [144]Games, cores, and functional languages
     * [145]Structure of a functional Java, er, method

 136. http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/blog/2007/11/29#smoking-4core
 137. http://cmssphere.blogspot.com/2007/11/parallelizing-haskell.html
 138. http://feedingthesnake.wordpress.com/2007/11/30/python-haskell-ruby-smackdown/
 139. http://eigenclass.org/hiki/legitimate-microbenchmarks
 140. http://geekrant.wordpress.com/2007/11/29/holy-shmoly-ghc-does-some-magic-all-by-itself/
 141. http://chlorophil.blogspot.com/2007/11/pare-parallel-execution-in-erlang.html
 142. http://jpmoresmau.blogspot.com/2007/11/haskell-design-patterns-are-probably.html
 143. http://www.iis.sinica.edu.tw/~scm/?p=42
 144. http://www.antipode.ca/2007/games-cores-and-functional-languages/
 145. http://jpmoresmau.blogspot.com/2007/11/structure-of-functional-java-er-method.html

     * [146]Current Fixation: Haskell
     * [147]Multicores, F# and SPJ: leading people to Haskell
     * [148]The IO Monad for People who Simply Don't Care
     * [149]Why I chose to learn Haskell
     * [150]Some Playing with Derivatives
     * [151]Solve Ball Clock Puzzle in Python and Haskell
     * [152]Back to functional languages... at least for a while?
     * [153]Overloading Semicolon, or, monads from 10,000 Feet
     * [154]Getting started with Haskell
     * [155]Arrows first encounter

 146. http://onerousmachinations.blogspot.com/2007/11/current-fixation-haskell.html
 147. http://nxtgenug.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!59F714755D6E2A69!221.entry
 148. http://sigfpe.blogspot.com/2007/11/io-monad-for-people-who-simply-dont.html
 149. http://offthelip.org/?p=91
 150. http://cdsmith.wordpress.com/2007/11/29/some-playing-with-derivatives/
 151. http://the-little-haskeller.blogspot.com/2007/11/solve-ball-clock-puzzle-in-python-and.html
 152. http://afurtado1980.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!63514833CE40C143!518.entry
 153. http://osteele.com/archives/2007/12/overloading-semicolon
 154. http://talkingcode.co.uk/2007/12/03/getting-started-with-haskell/
 155. http://monadicheadaches.blogspot.com/2007/12/arrows-first-encounter.html

     * [156]Arithmetic for lists
     * [157]Functional Programming on .NET - Part 1
     * [158]N-Queens in Haskell
     * [159]N-Queens in the writer monad
     * [160]Unit testing in Haskell
     * [161]Calculating the reflect-rotate-translate normal form for an isometry of the plane in Haskell, and verifying it with QuickCheck
     * [162]Visualizing 2D convex hull using Gtk and OpenGL in Haskell
     * [163]Hugs for the Nintendo DS
     * [164]Comparative terseness of Perl and Haskell
     * [165]Note on point-free programming style

 156. http://wadler.blogspot.com/2007/12/arithmetic-for-lists.html
 157. http://zerogradient.wordpress.com/2007/12/05/functional-programming-on-net-part-1/
 158. http://therning.org/magnus/archives/330
 159. http://cdsmith.wordpress.com/2007/12/09/some-basic-stuff-the-writer-monad/
 160. http://hitesh-jasani.blogspot.com/2007/12/unit-testing-with-hunit-in-haskell.html
 161. http://www.kennknowles.com/blog/2007/12/03/calculating-the-reflect-rotate-translate-normal-form-for-an-isometry-of-the-plane-in-haskell-and-verifying-it-with-quickcheck/
 162. http://www.kennknowles.com/blog/2007/11/20/visualizing-2d-convex-hull-using-gtk-and-opengl-in-haskell/
 163. http://closuretohome.blogspot.com/2007/12/hugs-for-nintendo-ds.html
 164. http://blog.plover.com/2007/11/30/#pow-sqrt
 165. http://blog.plover.com/prog/haskell/pointfree.html

     * [166]Haskell Fibonacci Revisited
     * [167]PXSL Tools 1.0: Your ticket out of XML Hell
     * [168]Haskell is kind of cool
     * [169]Learning Haskell with ProjectEuler
     * [170]Infinite lazy Knuth-Bendix completion for monoids in Haskell
     * [171]Hugs for the Nintendo DS
     * [172]My Type of Language...
     * [173]Catching pods with hpodder
     * [174]Hamming's problem
     * [175]Sharper function operators

 166. http://chasethedevil.blogspot.com/2007/12/haskell-fibonacci-revisited.html
 167. http://blog.moertel.com/articles/2007/12/17/pxsl-tools-1-0-your-ticket-out-of-xml-hell
 168. http://www.goesping.org/archives/2007/12/18/haskell-is-kind-of-cool/
 169. http://www.robdickerson.net/?p=12
 170. http://www.kennknowles.com/blog/2007/12/20/infinite-lazy-knuth-bendix-completion-for-monoids-in-haskell/
 171. http://blog.closuretohome.com/2007/12/hugs-for-nintendo-ds.html
 172. http://lambdalounge.blogspot.com/2007/12/my-type-of-language.html
 173. http://lorenzod8n.wordpress.com/2007/12/22/catching-pods-with-hpodder/
 174. http://conway.rutgers.edu/~ccshan/wiki/blog/posts/Hamming/
 175. http://blog.closuretohome.com/2008/01/sharper-function-operators.html

     * [176]Xiangqiboard: play Xiangqi against a computer opponent
     * [177]Haskell is kind of cool
     * [178]FParsec - A Parser Combinator Library for F#
     * [179]RSA-Haskell
     * [180]LLVM bindings for Haskell
     * [181]perpubplat 0.9 - You're Looking at It: blog framework for Haskell
     * [182]The point of pointfree
     * [183]qtHaskell
     * [184]Web Objects and the underappreciated recursive do
     * [185]Equality operators in PHP and Haskell

 176. http://xiangqiboard.blogspot.com/2007/12/gnuxiangqi-angekndigt.html
 177. http://www.goesping.org/archives/2007/12/18/haskell-is-kind-of-cool/
 178. http://www.quanttec.com/fparsec/
 179. http://netsuperbrain.com/rsa-haskell.html
 180. http://www.serpentine.com/blog/2008/01/03/llvm-bindings-for-haskell/
 181. http://mult.ifario.us/p/perpubplat-0-9-you-re-looking-at-it
 182. http://www.vex.net/~trebla/weblog/pointfree.html
 183. http://qthaskell.sourceforge.net/
 184. http://www.alpheccar.org/en/posts/show/89
 185. http://www.syntaxpolice.org/index.php/?q=node%2F419

     * [186]Pushing Haskell's type system to the limits: A reflective JSON serializer
     * [187]A Wake Up Call for the Logic Programming Community
     * [188]Design your functions for partial application
     * [189]Taxicab Numbers
     * [190]Composing Contracts
     * [191]HTTP content-type comparison at the type level
     * [192]Haskell-Join-Rules
     * [193]Exploring JPEG
     * [194]What's interesting to me about SquirrelMail attack
     * [195]Haskell and F#: Language Design

 186. http://lingnerd.blogspot.com/2007/12/pushing-haskells-type-system-to-limits.html
 187. http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~dtai/projects/ALP/newsletter/dec07/content/Articles/tom/content.html
 188. http://www.serpentine.com/blog/2007/12/26/design-your-functions-for-partial-application/
 189. http://notes-on-haskell.blogspot.com/2007/12/taxicab-numbers.html
 190. http://contracts.scheming.org/
 191. http://www.alpheccar.org/en/posts/show/88
 192. http://taichi.ddns.comp.nus.edu.sg/taichiwiki/HaskellJoinRules
 193. http://www.imperialviolet.org/binary/jpeg/
 194. http://www.syntaxpolice.org/index.php/?q=node%2F418
 195. http://corsis.blogspot.com/2008/01/haskell-and-f-language-design.html

     * [196]An example of Haskell's beauty
     * [197]My resolve to learn Haskell has become stronger after having watched 'A Taste of Haskell'
     * [198]Emacs love w/ Haskell
     * [199]Finding my way
     * [200]Why not Scala?
     * [201]A Different Kind of Obscurity
     * [202]Languages that save you some typing

 196. http://blog.whoop.as/?p=1668
 197. http://rmathew.blogspot.com/2008/01/taste-of-haskell.html
 198. http://blog.whoop.as/?p=1665
 199. http://nointernalmonologue.blogspot.com/2008/01/finding-my-way.html
 200. http://unenterprise.blogspot.com/2008/01/why-not-scala.html
 201. http://ddvlad.wordpress.com/2007/12/14/a-different-kind-of-obscurity/
 202. http://daltonic.blogspot.com/2008/01/language-that-saves-you-some-typing.html

Quotes of the Week

     * Conal: For me, the heart of functional programming is exactly this
       separation between model and presentation. The former is naturally
       functional and compositional, while the latter is often
       imperative/sequential and not-so-compositional. IO belongs with
       the latter.

     * ddarius: has programmed too much in Haskell. He now produces code
       that -compiles- and works the first time

     * disspy: If all you know is C, everything begins to look like a
       segmentation fault.

     * markedtrees: (On the city of Haskell) Ah yes, Haskell. Where all
       the types are strong, all the men carry arrows, and all the
       children are above average.

     * ola-bini: Haskell's type system is really nice, for example, but
       OCaml's really feels like half of it exists just to cover up holes
       in the other half, I'm half way into Erlang, but for several
       reasons the language feels very primitive.

     * so1i.warazd: I'm more and more comfortable spending time with
       Haskell these days. Haskell may not be the next thing, but
       whatever the next big thing is, it's probably going to have
       Haskelly fingerprints all over it?..

     * sylvan: think that the perceived difficulty in using purely
       functional programming is probably a bit exaggerated these days,
       as all it means is 'we're explicit about where side effects occur'

     * falvo: I really wish that someone would come up with a type-safe
       replacement for the likes of Python. Oh, wait, it's called
       Haskell! Unfortunately, I'm forbidden from using Haskell at work.

     * Tyler Spaulding: eventually even 'simple' programs will nned
       multiple threads. Does that mean developers will suddenly flock to
       Haskell? Again, no. Language designers are well aware of the
       situation. Sun and Microsoft are constantly working on improving
       the Java and .NET frameworks. And by the time the average
       programmer needs it, both will have plenty of support for easy

     * ricky clarkson: Haskell is full of Aha and Hah moments for me

     * five9a2: Concurrency aside, I find it common to write Haskell code
       that is as fast as C. It is true that for most things, the C can
       be tweaked to go a bit faster, but that tweaking needs to be done
       on a case-by-case basis. In Haskell, it is easier to compose
       optimized components. Better algorithms beat an optimized compiler
       any day and using the best algorithms everywhere in C code tends
       to be painful, error-prone, and usually disparaged as premature

     * Jeff Moser: It's been this fear of skills rot that has pushed me
       to look into Lisp, Haskell, F#, Erlang, and other languages to
       avoid The Blub Paradox.

     * NFJS 2008 predictions: If you've never programmed in Haskell,
       now's a good time to learn, because those concepts and syntax are
       fast making their way towards you...

     * The honey monster: With the advent of multi-core CPUs and the
       promise of many core processors in the near future it occurrs to
       me that my interest in functional programming languages could not
       of happened at a more opportune time. It is not that imperative
       programming languages are not as capable, merely that functional
       programming languages seem to be more natural fit

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