[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 134 - October 10, 2009
patrick.leboutillier at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 08:10:23 EDT 2009
Could/should the Haskell Weekly News be posted to the beginners list as
I normally don't follow haskell-cafe (too much traffic and generally above
my level I must admit...), but I like to follow what's going on in the
On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 3:47 AM, <jfredett at gmail.com> wrote:
> Haskell Weekly News
> Issue 134 - October 10, 2009
> Welcome to issue 134 of HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the
> Haskell community.
> What with Don Stewart's call to arms to lead Haskell to conquest
> over (E)DSL-land, I've once again tried to highlight discussion of
> EDSL's this week. Fortunately, it was actually more difficult choosing
> what _not_ to include this week, since there was so much discussion
> about DSLs and Syntax extensions (a related notion, in my opinion).
> Also, this week Bryan O'Sullivan put his Criterion Library to good use
> on the `text` package, leading to code which is more than ten times
> faster than before! With all this fantastic news, I won't hold you up
> any longer, Haskellers, the Haskell Weekly News!
> CfPart: FMICS 2009, 2-3 November 2009, Final Call. FMICS 2009 workshop
> chair announced the final call for particpaction for FMICS 2009
> ICFP videos now available. Wouter Swierstra announced the
> availablity of videos from the International Conference on Functional
> Programming (ICFP)
> GPipe-1.0.0: A functional graphics API for programmable GPUs. Tobias
> Bexelius announced the first release of GPie, a functional graphics
> API for programmable GPUs.
> text 0.5, a major revision of the Unicode text library. Bryan
> O'Sullivan announced a new, major version of the text package. New
> API features, and huge improvments in speed, as Bryan says, 'Get it
> while it's fresh on Hackage, folks!'
> vty-ui 0.2. Jonathan Daugherty announced a new version of the vty-ui
> package, with fewer bugs, more widgets, and cleaner code due to new
> more powerful abstractions.
> htzaar-0.0.1. Tom Hawkins announced HTZAAR, a Haskell
> implementation of TZAAR
> Graphalyze-0.8.0.0 and SourceGraph-0.5.5.0. Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
> announced To keep this editor happy, Ivan released two new packaged
> in one announcement. This time, he's added Legend support to
> Graphalyze, but also many new changes to SourceGraph, including a
> legend so you can see what all the symbols mean, Better color support,
> and much more.
> TxtSushi 0.4.0. Keith Sheppard announced a new version of TxtSushi,
> a set of command line utilities for processing CSV and TSV files.
> Applicative do? Philippa Cowderoy asked about a `do` like syntax
> for Applicative functors.
> How to add use custom preprocessor in cabal. Bernd Brassel asked
> how to add a custom preprocessor to the build chain of a cabal file.
> On DSLs - one last time. Gunther Schmidt summarized his impressions
> on al the recent discussion of DSLs
> What is a DSL? Oleg offered some insight into different
> properties that can be part of a single tagless framework. He also
> pointed to some slides and other materials such as a website here
> and slides here about DSL implementations and definitions.
> What is a DSL? Gunther Schmidt posed the question, 'What is a DSL',
> and with some further questions added by yours truly, a lively
> discussion about the definition of a DSL ensued.
> Finally tagless - stuck with implementation of 'lam'. Gunther Schmidt
> asked another question about Finally Tagless DSLs and resolving an
> issue with the implementation of 'lam'
> Blog noise
> Haskell news from the blogosphere. Blog posts from people new
> to the Haskell community are marked with >>>, be sure to welcome them!
> * Darcs: darcs weekly news #43.
> * JP Moresmau: What client for an Haskell Multi Player Game?.
> * Mikael Vejdemo Johansson (Syzygy-): [MATH198] Third lecture is
> * Bryan O'Sullivan: Announcing a major revision of the Haskell
> text library.
> * Eric Kow (kowey): darcs hashed-storage work merged (woo!).
> * David Amos: Symmetries of PG(n,Fq).
> * The GHC Team: Parallelism /= Concurrency.
> * >>> Nefigah: Fake World Haskell. Nefigah, a recent addition to
> the community, has been working through RWH, and is providing some
> excellent examples. Though, This editor prefers the title 'Real
> Life Haskell' as opposed to his choice.
> * Tom Schrijvers: Release 0.6 of Monadic Constraint Programming.
> * Neil Brown: Concurrency Can Be Deterministic (But The Type
> System Doesn't Know It).
> * Clint Moore: Curiously Parallel.
> * Galois, Inc: Tech Talk: Constructing A Universal Domain for
> Reasoning About Haskell Datatypes.
> * Neil Brown: Terminal Concurrency: The Printing Process.
> * Sean Leather: 'Upwards and downwards accumulations on trees'
> translated into Haskell.
> * Mikael Vejdemo Johansson (Syzygy-): [MATH 198] Second lecture.
> * Chris Smith: View Patterns as Pattern Matching for Records.
> * Chris Smith: Playing With Records.
> * FP Lunch: Left Kan extensions of containers.
> Quotes of the Week
> * Baughn: Blum Blum Shub, a PRNG derived from poking around R'Lyeh.
> * ksf: * lambdabot locks up ksf in a Monad <ksf> mmmmh it's warm and
> fuzzy in here.
> * monochrom: Don't wrap your head around Haskell. Immerse! Wrap
> Haskell around your head.
> * chak: ... In other words, FP is inevitable.
> * robreim: I'm in your base hacking all your lambdas
> * gwern: RAM is overrated, swap is where it's at ;)
> * idnar: [to gwern] swap to a ramdisk! ;P
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