[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 160 - December 1, 2010

Daniel Santa Cruz dstcruz at gmail.com
Thu Dec 2 03:57:40 CET 2010

   Welcome to issue 160 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in
   the [1]Haskell community in the week of November 21 - 27.

   My apologies for proving a much shorter version of the weekly news this
   time around. I'm really short on time this week, but decided to send
   this abbreviated version rather than skipping it. Hope to resume full
   coverage next week. Cheers!

Top Reddit Stories

  * Lisk - Lisp and Haskell
    Domain: chrisdone.com
    Score: 70, Comments: 83
    On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ec0kp/lisk_lisp_and_haskell/
    Original: http://chrisdone.com/posts/2010-11-25-lisk-lisp-haskell.html

  * lazycatmanatee is building a enormous suite of graphical, desktop
apps in Haskell. Here's the screenshot feed
    Domain: flickr.com
    Score: 58, Comments: 11
    On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/eb5kd/lazycatmanatee_is_building_a_enormous_suite_of/
    Original: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48809572@N02/

  * Category theory for Haskell programmers
    Domain: geoffhulette.wordpress.com
    Score: 49, Comments: 7
    On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/eatd6/category_theory_for_haskell_programmers/
    Original: http://geoffhulette.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/category-theory-for-haskell-programmers/

  * Duck typing in Haskell
    Domain: chrisdone.com
    Score: 45, Comments: 10
    On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ea99a/duck_typing_in_haskell/
    Original: http://chrisdone.com/posts/2010-11-22-duck-typing-in-haskell.html

  * GHC 7 I/O manager status update: bugs fixed, performance improved,
plans afoot!
    Domain: serpentine.com
    Score: 41, Comments: 0
    On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ecls3/ghc_7_io_manager_status_update_bugs_fixed/
    Original: http://www.serpentine.com/blog/2010/11/27/ghc-7-io-manager-status/

  * And here I thought they were using Haskell...
    Domain: i.imgur.com
    Score: 34, Comments: 11
    On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ebgnj/and_here_i_thought_they_were_using_haskell/
    Original: http://i.imgur.com/ApzhX.png

  * Fun with monad comprehensions
    Domain: blog.n-sch.de
    Score: 33, Comments: 9
    On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ecu0w/fun_with_monad_comprehensions/
    Original: http://blog.n-sch.de/2010/11/27/fun-with-monad-comprehensions/

  * The 'text' package has been accepted into the Haskell Platform!
    Domain: self.haskell
    Score: 31, Comments: 20
    On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/eb7fd/the_text_package_has_been_accepted_into_the/
    Original: /r/haskell/comments/eb7fd/the_text_package_has_been_accepted_into_the/

  * Yesod 0.6.3 Released
    Domain: docs.yesodweb.com
    Score: 24, Comments: 1
    On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/e9jfd/yesod_063_released/
    Original: http://docs.yesodweb.com/blog/yesod-0-6-3/

  * how subtraction works for combinatorial species
    Domain: byorgey.wordpress.com
    Score: 24, Comments: 2
    On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ec5mx/how_subtraction_works_for_combinatorial_species/
    Original: http://byorgey.wordpress.com/2010/11/24/species-subtraction-made-simple/

Top StackOverflow Questions

  * Avoiding namespace pollution in Haskell
    votes: 14, answers: 3

  * Keeping State in a Stateless world
    votes: 7, answers: 2

  * Updating a Big State Fast in Haskell
    votes: 7, answers: 2

  * What is the most efficient purely functional algorithm for
generating all prefixes of a list?
    votes: 7, answers: 2

  * How can I make a graphical command line in haskell/gtk2hs?
    votes: 6, answers: 2

  * Point-free form versus style
    votes: 5, answers: 3

  * How to catch (and ignore) a call to the error function?
    votes: 4, answers: 2

  * Persistent console history in ghci
    votes: 4, answers: 1

  * Common Lisp equivalent to Haskell's main function?
    votes: 4, answers: 2

  * How can I write a MST algorithm (Prim or Kruskal) in Haskell?
    votes: 4, answers: 3

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   Until next time,
   Daniel Santa Cruz


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