[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 155 - October 20, 2010
malcolm.wallace at me.com
Thu Oct 21 04:31:42 EDT 2010
I just noticed that the recent revival of HWN is only being posted to
haskell-cafe. I know there are lots of people who no longer subscribe
to -cafe because of the amount of traffic, but who remain subscribed
to the haskell at haskell.org list to receive announcements only, and who
might value HWN as a quick-summary catchup of community news. Can you
resume posting HWN there as well please?
On 20 Oct 2010, at 23:00, Daniel Santa Cruz wrote:
> Welcome to issue 155 of the HWN, a newsletter covering
> developments in
> the Haskell community in the week of October 10 - 16.
> This time around we again have 87 posts to HackageDB. Instead of
> posting the individual packages, we get to see and celebrate the 43
> people behind these efforts.
> Want to keep a close eye on the haskellers that lurk twitter? Don
> Steward made a twitter list of tweeting haskellers! Let him
> know if
> you'd like to be added to the list.
> There were a total of 24 new stories posted to the Haskell Reddit
> channel, 27 new questions taged with Haskell in StackOverflow, and
> messages posted to Haskell-Cafe.
> So, what was hot last week?
> Gregory Crosswhite is pleased to announce the release of a
> family of
> packages for type-level natural numbers. He also announced
> tagged-list, a package which provides fixed-length lists that are
> tagged with a phantom type-level natural number corresponding to the
> Janis Voigtlander announced that it is time to collect
> for the 19th edition of the Haskell Communities & Activities Report.
> The submission deadline is November 1, 2010.
> Alexander Solla announced his new "Facts" library. The Facts
> hierarchy is meant to contain commonly used, relatively static facts
> about the "real world."
> Kevin Jardine announced polyToMonoid: a library that supplies two
> very general polyvariadic functions that can map their arguments
> any monoid you specify.
> Simon Hengel announced a new version of DocTest. DocTest now uses
> Haddock for parsing of comments.
> Interesting Threads on Haskell-Cafe
> Michael Snoyman reported that Haskellers.com has become popular a
> lot falter that he anticipated. Read up on what changes are
> planned for
> Haskellers.com. Michael is very interested in some help with running
> the site.
> Jacek Generowicz asked how to deal with dynamic dispatch on
> extensible sets of types.
> Uwe Schmidt replied to a question about why HXT uses arrows as
> opposed to using monads. Good comments followed.
> Jason Dusek asked if there is a way to write a Haskell data
> structure that is necessarily only one or two or seventeen items
> but that is nonetheless statically guaranteed to be of finite
> Twenty-three messages followed.
> Simon Thompson annouced the availability of books for review for
> the Journal of Functonial Programming.
> Andrew Copping summarized a report produced by Google
> on taking a Python system and rewriting bits of it in Haskell,
> some of
> which is now in production use.
> Ben Franksen ranted about the current "Haskell Blurb" on the
> paragraph of haskell.org. Quite the read to end the week :)
> Top Reddit Stories
> * Using Haskell’s ‘newtype’ in C
> Domain: blog.nelhage.com
> Score: 37, Comments: 5
> On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/dptzh/using_haskells_newtype_in_c/
> Original: http://blog.nelhage.com/2010/10/using-haskells-newtype-in-c/
> * The Haskell theme: consistent visual branding for Haskell
> Domain: haskell.org
> Score: 34, Comments: 11
> On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/dqiej/the_haskell_theme_consistent_visual_branding_for/
> Original: http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2010-October/084781.html
> * Haskellers: Survey results and new site features
> Domain: haskellers.com
> Score: 22, Comments: 6
> On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/dr37b/haskellers_survey_results_and_new_site_features/
> Original: http://www.haskellers.com/news/1/
> * My Experience Learning Haskell
> Domain: blog.virtucal.com
> Score: 21, Comments: 6
> On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/drgcz/my_experience_learning_haskell/
> Original: http://blog.virtucal.com/cyclical/2010/10/14/my-experience-learning-haskell.html
> * Invertible monads for exception handling and memory allocations
> Domain: docs.yesodweb.com
> Score: 21, Comments: 0
> On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/drkdj/invertible_monads_for_exception_handling_and/
> Original: http://docs.yesodweb.com/blog/invertible-monads-exceptions-allocations/
> * Accelerating Haskell Array Codes with Multicore GPUs
> Domain: justtesting.org
> Score: 19, Comments: 0
> On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/dq1yo/accelerating_haskell_array_codes_with_multicore/
> Original: http://justtesting.org/accelerating-haskell-array-codes-with-multico
> * Unicode text performance improvements
> Domain: serpentine.com
> Score: 17, Comments: 1
> On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/drinz/unicode_text_performance_improvements/
> Original: http://www.serpentine.com/blog/2010/10/15/unicode-text-performance-improvements/
> * Like a coding challenge? Check out Code Quarterly!
> Domain: serpentine.com
> Score: 16, Comments: 9
> On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/dpjgv/like_a_coding_challenge_check_out_code_quarterly/
> Original: http://www.serpentine.com/blog/2010/10/11/like-a-coding-challenge-check-out-code-quarterly/
> * C9 Lecture: Ralf Lämmel on Monads
> Domain: channel9.msdn.com
> Score: 16, Comments: 0
> On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/dq614/c9_lecture_ralf_lämmel_on_monads/
> Original: http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Going+Deep/C9-Lectures-Dr-Ralf-Lmmel-AFP-The-Quick-Essence-of-Functional-Programming
> * Take the Haskellers.com survey
> Domain: spreadsheets.google.com
> Score: 15, Comments: 3
> On Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/dq7xj/take_the_haskellerscom_survey/
> Original: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dG8tcVhBdzRSS1lkdVV6U281emtRMWc6MQ
> Top StackOverflow Questions
> * When is memoization automatic in GHC Haskell?
> Question (votes: 14, answers: 3)
> * Why is my code using monadic lists from the List package so slow?
> Question (votes: 12, answers: 3)
> * Haskell: lift vs liftIO
> Question (votes: 8, answers: 2)
> * Can anyone suggest a good constraint library for Haskell?
> Question (votes: 8, answers: 2)
> * Library function to compose a function with itself n times
> Question (votes: 6, answers: 4)
> * Evaluation of a small math type language that supports one variable
> Question (votes: 5, answers: 1)
> * What's the difference of a “class” in Haskell and in an “abstract
> class” in OO language?
> Question (votes: 5, answers: 4)
> * Haskell and State
> Question (votes: 5, answers: 4)
> * Can Haskell guard on abstract data types in a polymorphic function?
> Question (votes: 5, answers: 3)
> Quotes of the Week
> * pumpkin: sounds like a lot of work! it's easier for me to just
> bitch about it
> * OlegKiselyov: Haskell is inconsistent in yet another way.
> * monochrom: just add #! /usr/bin/runghc to your haskell file. then
> type errors occur at runtime only.
> * IIcke: [haskell] is like wearing a corset, at the beginning is
> annoying, but then your tits look bigger and the world becomes a
> better place
> Contributors to HackageDB
> Who contributed, and how many uploads did they make?
> MichaelSnoyman (14), BryanOSullivan (11), GregoryCrosswhite (5),
> AndyStewart (5), GregoryCollins (4), JosePedroMagalhaes (3),
> StephenBlackheath (2), SjoerdVisscher (2), PaulTalaga (2),
> MichaelZuo (2),
> DanielDiaz (2), ConalElliott (2), AristidBreitkreuz (2),
> AlexanderSolla (2), YuriyIskra (1), VivianMcPhail (1),
> TristanSkudlik (1),
> TonyMorris (1), StephenTetley (1), SimonHengel (1), ReinierLamers
> OlegBelozeorov (1), NeilMitchell (1), MaxBolingbroke (1),
> MatthiasBartsch (1), MatthewSottile (1), MasatakeDaimon (1),
> MarkSnyder (1), ManuelChakravarty (1), LeePike (1), KiYungAhn (1),
> KevinJardine (1), JustinBailey (1), IlyaPortnov (1), GeoffHulette
> EugeneKirpichov (1), DonaldStewart (1), DanielSeidel (1),
> DanielSchoepe (1),
> CarlHowells (1), BenFranksen (1), ArieMiddelkoop (1), AlexSuraci (1)
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> Daniel Santa Cruz
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