[Haskell-cafe] Haskell, C and Matrix Multiplication
jwlato at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 12:17:34 CET 2011
Rather than commenting on the code provided, here are the two biggest wins
I've had recently with Haskell. Both of these are part of a physical
1) uu-parsinglib - simple to use and automatic error correction. I really,
really enjoy working with this library, and how often can you say that?
2) STM - the original design reads a system and all inputs from a config
file, then runs the system and produces output. I wanted to build the
system from a file but collect inputs and produce output in real-time.
After a few small adjustments, a few TVar's and a TMVar, and three
forkIO's, it was working.
One concern is that the engine (which is computation-intensive) shouldn't
block waiting for input, it should just continue on and catch up later.
With STM, this can be expressed as:
atomically $ getInputs inputTVar `orElse` return ()
and there's the desired behavior. Couldn't be easier.
From: Blake Rain <blake.rain at gmail.com>
> Dear Haskellers,
> I thought I'd take some time to share something of my weekend with
> you all. Not because of anything new, but because it is a
> feel-good example of Haskell being win. A good read for Monday
> morning, perhaps.
> Now over to you guys! What experiences have you had which make you
> glad you use Haskell? Anything make you smile recently?
> - Blake
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