[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 146 - January 17, 2010
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Haskell Weekly News
Issue 146 - January 17, 2010
Welcome to issue 146 of HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the
This has been a pretty light week in terms of discussion and
announcments, but even in this comparative news lull we have the
release of several new versions of packages. Inlcluding the start of a
new IDE, some new job and graduate program openings, and some really
excellent blog noise. Until next week, Haskellers, your Haskell Weekly
haskell-src-exts 1.7.0. Niklas Broberg announced a new release of
Lite Haskell IDE. Mambo Banda announced a new Haskell IDE, as part
of his effort to learn Haskell.
Functional Programming Bibliography. James Russell announced the
Functional Programming Bibliography, a new resource for the FP
community. It, though in it's early stages, contains oer 1500
references (most of which are Haskell-related) to resources within the
Functional Programming World.
hakyll-1.0. Jasper Van der Jeugt announced the release of version
1.0 of his static site generation tool, hakyll. From all (one) of us at
the HWN, contragulations on the big 1.0!
afv-0.0.0. Tom Hawkins announced the initial release of 'Atom's
Formal Verifier', a tool for verifying C code generated by Atom
chp-2.0.0, chp-plus-1.0.0. Neil Brown announced released new
versions of his Comminicating Haskell Processes (CHP) packages. CHP is
a message-passing concurrency library for Haskell. The major change in
this version is a split of CHP into two packages, one containing core
functionality, and one containing additional capabilities.
Update for type-level library (0.2.4). Seyed Hosein Attarzadeh Niaki
announced a new version of his type-level library for type-level
programming. This is a minor update to fix compatibility issues with
Two PhD positions in theoretical computer science. Alexandra Silva
announced vacancies for PhD positions in theoretical computer
science at Leiden University.
HaXml-1.20.1. Malcolm Wallace announced a new, stable release of
AST 2010 reminder--call for papers and presentations. John Hughes
reminded us of the AST 2010 call for papers and presentations. The
submission deadline is only one week away.
Job at Mylife. Julien Verlaguet announced an availabiity for an
OCaml developer at MyLife.
Open Position (PhD student or Postdoc), U Tubingen, Germany. Torsten
Grust announced an open PhD/Postdoc position at the University of
Tubingen in Germany. (ED: Apologies for the improper 'u' -- it should
have an umlaut, but the compilation software is not cooperating)
Palindromes 0.2. Johan Jeuring announced a new release of the
Palindromes package, including many new features and upgrades.
From records to a type class. Taru Karttunen asked about turning
records into type classes, in an effort to make his bindings for Fuse
AlternativePrelude extension. Sjur Gjostein Karevoll suggested a
language pragma for alternative preludes. (ED: Again, apologies for the
look-alike, but improper character).
Haskell news from the blogosphere. Blog posts from people new
to the Haskell community are marked with >>>, be sure to welcome them!
* Holumbus: Linking Hayoo! Search Results.
* Jeff Heard: SPDE, Semi-functional programming for Processing.
* Neil Mitchell: Using .ghci files to run projects.
* Neil Mitchell: Better .ghci files.
* Neil Brown: Darcs.
* Neil Brown: Splitting CHP.
* Darcs: darcs weekly news #50.
* Bryan O'Sullivan: Progress on GHC's I/O manager.
* Michael Snoyman: New blog address.
* Conal Elliot: Exact Numeric Integration. I had missed this one
last week (amidst the myriad, I failed to see it), so it is
presented in this week's edition.
Quotes of the Week
* Jafet: <gwern> closures are a poor man's object <ddarius> objects
are a poor man's closure <Berengal> objects are a rich man's
structs <Jafet> Poor programmers should start unions
* monochrom: Time flies like an Arrow. Space leaks like a Monad.
* monochrom: Haskell already has natural language support. Just
switch your natural language to simple-typed lambda calculus.
* edwardk: @remember Baugn @remember lambdabot fasta says: I think
the @remember command is way overused.
* Berengal: data Neither a b = Left | Right
* Cale: Removing monad comprehensions was actually the snowball which
caused the avalanche of fail in Haskell 98
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