[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 141 - November 29, 2009
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Haskell Weekly News
Issue 141 - November 29, 2009
Welcome to issue 141 of HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the
Firstly, sorry for the late HWN, a turkey coma is equal parts gift and
curse. This week, we have some very exciting news, a new Haskell
standard -- Haskell 2010 -- was announced, including several small
changes. Also, we have lots of new packages, a possible Boston-area
Hackathon coming up soon, and some great discussion. I won't hold you
back from skipping all that and just reading the funny quotes!
Haskellers, your (belated) Haskell Weekly News!
Haskell 2010. Simon Marlow announced the new revision of Haskell,
Haskell 2010. Part of the new, less monolithic Haskell Prime process,
Haskell 2010 includes several changes to the Haskell Language,
including support for nonstandard if-then-else syntax (particularly wrt
`do` notation and indentation), pattern guards, and several other
changes. See the post for details.
Clutterhs 0.1. Matt Arsenault announced Clutterhs, version 0.1. A
set of bindings for Clutter, a GObject based library for creating 2.5D
interfaces using OpenGL.
Interesting experiences of test automation in Haskell? Automation of
Software Test 2010. John Hughes announced a 'heads up' for the
Automation af Software Test 2010 workshop
NoSlow - Microbenchmarks for array libraries. Roman Leshchinskiy
announced his benchmark suite for various array and list libraries.
CMCS 2010: First call for papers. Alexandra Silva announced a first
call for papers for the Tenth International Workshop on Coalgebraic
Methods in Computer Science, taking place 26-28 March 2010, in Paphos,
GPCE'10 First Call for Papers. Bruno Oliveira announced a first call
for papers for the Ninth International Conference on Generative
Programming and Component Engineering. GPCE 2010 October 10-13, in
Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Call for Participation: TLDI'10. Andrew Kennedy announced a call for
participation in the 2010 ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Types in Language
Design and Implementation
Deadline Extension: JSC Special Issue on Automated Specification and
Verification of Web Systems. demis announced an extension to the
paper deadline for the JSC Special Issue on Automated Specification and
Verification of Web Systems.
VSTTE 2010: Verified Software -- Second Call for Papers. Gudmund Grov
announced the second call for papers for the Third International
Conference on Verified Software: Theories, Tools, and Experiments
GPipe-1.1.0 with greatly improved performance. Tobias Bexelius
announced a new version of the GPipe package, now with greatly
wumpus-core. Stephen T announced a new version of the wumpus-core
package, a library for drawing 2D vector pictures, supporting output to
SVG and postscript.
package-vt-0.1.3.3, Haskell Package Versioning Tool. Krzysztof
Skrzetnicki announced the first release of his automatic version
tracking tool, package-vt.
Elerea 1.1. Patai Gergely announced a new version of Elerea, a
simple pull-based FRP library. Elerea (and FRP in general) allow for
stream oriented programming, typically done in a applicative style.
mecha-0.0.4. Tom Hawkins announced a new version of Mecha, a little
constructive solid modeling language intended for doing 3D CAD.
atom-0.1.2. Tom Hawkins announced a new release of Atom, a DSL for
designing hard realtime embedded software with Haskell. This release
adds guarded division operations, a new scheduling constraint, and a
new rule scheduling algorithm.
Managing Cabal Dependencies using Nix and Hack-nix. Marc Weber
announced a package for dealing with Cabal dependencies on the Nix
haskell in online contests. vishnu asked about using Haskell in
online contests, and particularly dealing with the SPOJ tool for
Namespaces for values, types, and classes. Sebastian Fischer
suggested allowing a namespace separation between class-names and
other language elements.
I miss OO. Michael Mossey lamented his desire for Object-oriented
features in Haskell, this led to a interesting discussion about name
punning and typeclasses.
Haskell Hackathon in Boston January 29th-31st? Ravi Nanavati
proposed a potential Hackathon in this editor's favorite city, to
be held the 29th to the 31st.
Haskell news from the blogosphere. Blog posts from people new
to the Haskell community are marked with >>>, be sure to welcome them!
* Dan Piponi (sigfpe): Programming with impossible functions, or
how to get along without monads..
* Neil Brown: Graph Layout with Software Transactional Memory and
Barriers (plus video!).
* Ivan Lazar Miljenovic: If wishes were tests, code would be
* Adam Jones: Lambda Calculus compiler, Part II: Wading in with
* FP Lunch: Implementing a Correct Type-Checker for the Simply
Typed Lambda Calculus.
* Manuel M T Chakravarty: Haskell 2010.
* Holumbus: hayoo.info.
* Paul Chiusano: Perfect strictness analysis (Part 2).
* Paul Chiusano: Perfect strictness analysis (Part 1).
* Paul Chiusano: Optional laziness doesn't quite cut it.
* Neil Brown: Force-Directed Graph Layout with Barriers and
* Neil Mitchell: Reviewing View Patterns.
* JP Moresmau: EclipseFP 1.109.0 is out!.
* CS Design Lab, University of Kansas: Special LAMBDA meeting.
* Joachim Breitner: arbtt now in Debian.
* Neil Mitchell: Haskell DLL's on Windows.
* Conal Elliott: Thoughts on semantics for 3D graphics.
Quotes of the Week
* command: lambdabot will say 'it is forever etched into my memory'
and then forget the quote by tomorrow.
* copumpkin: orbitz makes [##C++] especially brutal to make people
appreciate #haskell more
* mtnviewmark: [on the State monad] "If I had a sta-ate, I'd compute
it in the morning.... I'd compute it in the evening.... All over
* monochrom: dynamic type is poor man's dependent type, they are so
poor they can't buy a theorem prover.
* Veinor: just remember: you can't spell fundeps without fun.
* Botje: i think it's too early to be sticking things into other
* Berengal: Haskell is made of sugar and spice and everything nice,
plus the mysterious compound X
* sproingie: sproingie enables IncoherentInstances and ends up with
Sarah Palin in his living room
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