[Haskell-cafe] Yi editor tutorial

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Wed Jan 16 10:57:20 EST 2008

On 2008.01.15 22:54:08 -0800, "Benjamin L. Russell" <dekudekuplex at yahoo.com> scribbled 1.8K characters:
> Your Yi editor tutorial looks like a fascinating idea,
> but I use Mac OS X (10.2.8 Jaguar, soon to be upgraded
> to 10.5.x Leopard) at home, and Windows XP at work,
> while your tutorial is based on Ubuntu and the bash
> shell.
> A few questions:
> 1) Do you have any versions of your Yi tutorial for
> Mac OS X or Windows XP; if not, are there any plans
> for such tutorials in the future?

I suspect you would have a hard time running on Windows XP: the cabal file currently declares a dependency on 'unix' because the VTY interface needs it, and also because the Dired module needs System.Posix.Users (to look up file owners). So at the very least you'd need to edit those out.

> 2) On your tutorial top page
> (http://nobugs.org/developer/yi/), you mentioned that
> you had first learned Haskell in 2001 from _The
> Haskell School of Expression_ by Paul Hudak.  I also
> tried studying that book, and found it very
> interesting (especially with its focus on multimedia
> examples), but unfortunately got stuck on an exercise
> in Chapter 2 that required trigonometry, which I had
> forgotten from lack of use and didn't have time to
> review.  Also, I wanted to study it online, and had
> purchased the book (and thus paid the licensing fee),
> but was unable to find an online version.  Do you have
> any suggestions for online books with the same flavor
> that require less domain-specific knowledge;
> alternatively, do you have any suggestions for online
> material that precisely covers the domain-specific
> knowledge assumed by that book?
> Benjamin L. Russell

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