[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 190

Daniel Santa Cruz dstcruz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 04:05:04 CEST 2011

   Welcome to issue 190 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in
   the Haskell community. This release covers the week of July 3 to 9,

   You can find the HTML version of this issue at:


   Karel Gardas announced that he, Stephen Blackheath, and David Terei
   are "working together on ARM registerised port of GHC. The port is
   using LLVM as a code generator and in kind of working already." Testing
   is much appreciated!
   [1] http://goo.gl/TVvGD

   Matthias Fischmann inveted people to the HacPhi satellite in Berlin
   on July 29-31. See the post for details. Admission is free, but there
   is limited space, so don't wait too long!
   [2] http://goo.gl/XqdvI

Quotes of the Week

   * chrisdone: [on hpaste as motivational tool] When I added hlint I
     was like 'hey Neil, check this', and he was all 'Oh noes! I must
     fix all the bugs!'

   * *amacleod started excising GOTOs from his BASIC code when he
     was 10.
     *roconnor started excising GOTOs from his Pascal code when
     he was 11.
     *luite used goto's in his C code last year.

   * AlanPerlis: One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by
     formal means.

   * Axman6: well, if C++ is anything to go by, the next Haskell will
     have lambdas and easy concurrency!

   * Cale: Constructing a definition from a type is formally the same
     thing as constructing a proof from a theorem. (Just with different
     logical systems in place :)

   * xplat: im in ur Sierpinski space, classifyin' ur subobjects

   * cmccann: in ContT, flow controls you

   * [Kron] What is the meaning of life? D: [joe6] learning agda?

   * camccann: Applying readFile to a file path doesn't return a String
     value any more than putting a steak next to a meat grinder magically
     turns them into a hamburger.

   * blackdog: the type system makes you strong, makes you hard.

Top Reddit Stories

   * GHC on ARM
     Domain: ghcarm.wordpress.com, Score: 35, Comments: 4
     On Reddit: [3] http://goo.gl/idJ7s
     Original: [4] http://goo.gl/D5zjE

   * The Monad.Reader Issue 18
     Domain: themonadreader.wordpress.com, Score: 32, Comments: 3
     On Reddit: [5] http://goo.gl/XA67w
     Original: [6] http://goo.gl/tzVX2

   * Haskell vs. ML in the context of "Worse is Better"
     Domain: news.ycombinator.com, Score: 31, Comments: 25
     On Reddit: [7] http://goo.gl/LpTbP
     Original: [8] http://goo.gl/bNU4w

   * Do (side) effects really need a total order?
     Domain: pchiusano.blogspot.com, Score: 31, Comments: 8
     On Reddit: [9] http://goo.gl/jfxWl
     Original: [10] http://goo.gl/5tmUZ

   * Call for GUI examples - Any small GUI applications that you
     would like to see implemented with Functional Reactive Programming?
     Domain: apfelmus.nfshost.com, Score: 30, Comments: 13
     On Reddit: [11] http://goo.gl/MMZJb
     Original: [12] http://goo.gl/X7IXP

   * Impredicative Polymorphism - A Use Case
     Domain: augustss.blogspot.com, Score: 23, Comments: 6
     On Reddit: [13] http://goo.gl/QCwpt
     Original: [14] http://goo.gl/owsJT

   * Yesod :: Testimonials from a developer and designer
     Domain: yesodweb.com, Score: 19, Comments: 9
     On Reddit: [15] http://goo.gl/5HOKo
     Original: [16] http://goo.gl/Zad2d

   * Parallelizing a nonogram solver
     Domain: jaspervdj.be, Score: 14, Comments: 2
     On Reddit: [17] http://goo.gl/5LFlF
     Original: [18] http://goo.gl/BUbUA

   * A Haskell newbie's guide to Snap, Part 2
     Domain: learnmeahaskell.blogspot.com, Score: 13, Comments: 0
     On Reddit: [19] http://goo.gl/KTW50
     Original: [20] http://goo.gl/rF1B1

   * Losing my mind: Is Rhask (R language+Haskell) a real entity?
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 11, Comments: 8
     On Reddit: [21] http://goo.gl/O95KN
     Original: [22] http://goo.gl/O95KN

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * How to gain control of a 5GB heap in Haskell?
     votes: 27, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [23] http://goo.gl/OdZIG

   * Using higher-order Haskell types in C#
     votes: 16, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [24] http://goo.gl/qzvok

   * Why applicative functors in Haskell and functional programming
     votes: 16, answers: 6
     Read on SO: [25] http://goo.gl/72kE7

   * Is there OS written in Haskell?
     votes: 16, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [26] http://goo.gl/PgOeO

   * A good way to avoid “sharing”?
     votes: 15, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [27] http://goo.gl/9GLzu

   * Hard Time Learning Haskell [migrated]
     votes: 13, answers: 0
     Read on SO: [28] http://goo.gl/hhonY

   * Creating a Haskell REPL within a Haskell application
     votes: 11, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [29] http://goo.gl/jZU7I

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   Until next time,
   Daniel Santa Cruz


 1. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/90890
 2. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/90922
 3. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ija21/ghc_on_arm/
 4. http://ghcarm.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/armv7-thumb-vfpv3-support-and-github-com/
 5. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ihz6h/the_monadreader_issue_18/
 6. http://themonadreader.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/issue-18/
 7. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ig4yk/haskell_vs_ml_in_the_context_of_worse_is_better/
 8. http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2725386
 9. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/iihrl/do_side_effects_really_need_a_total_order/
10. http://pchiusano.blogspot.com/2011/07/do-side-effects-really-need-total-order.html
11. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ijsnv/call_for_gui_examples_any_small_gui_applications/
12. http://apfelmus.nfshost.com/blog/2011/07/08-call-for-gui-examples.html
13. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/il5g5/impredicative_polymorphism_a_use_case/
14. http://augustss.blogspot.com/2011/07/impredicative-polymorphism-use-case-in.html
15. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/iitr1/yesod_testimonials_from_a_developer_and_designer/
16. http://www.yesodweb.com/page/testimonials
17. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ihdbh/parallelizing_a_nonogram_solver/
18. http://jaspervdj.be/posts/2011-07-05-parallelizing-a-nonogram-solver.html
19. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/iiksr/a_haskell_newbies_guide_to_snap_part_2/
20. http://learnmeahaskell.blogspot.com/2011/07/haskell-newbies-guide-to-snap-part-2.html
21. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ig5mk/losing_my_mind_is_rhask_r_languagehaskell_a_real/
22. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ig5mk/losing_my_mind_is_rhask_r_languagehaskell_a_real/
23. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6623391/how-to-gain-control-of-a-5gb-heap-in-haskell
24. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6562378/using-higher-order-haskell-types-in-c
25. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6570779/why-applicative-functors-in-haskell-and-functional-programming
26. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6638080/is-there-os-written-in-haskell
27. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6614023/a-good-way-to-avoid-sharing
28. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6618081/hard-time-learning-haskell-migrated
29. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6588999/creating-a-haskell-repl-within-a-haskell-application

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