[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 186

Daniel Santa Cruz dstcruz at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 05:46:47 CEST 2011

   Glad you are reading this issue! This is issue 186, not 180... Seems
   that the last couple of issues got stuck on 180. Hopefully you will
   find pointers to interesting things happening in the Haskell community.
   This issue covers the week of June 05 to 11, 2011.


   Hakim Cassimally shared with us slides and screencast from Geekup's
   first ever "Functional Programming Night."

   Johannes Waldmann sent an invite to a Local Haskell Meeting
   (Stammtisch) in Leipzig, Germany on June 27.

   We are very proud of the two Simons, Simon Peyton Jones and Simon
   Marlow. Isaac Potoczny-Jones relayed the announcement from ACM
   SIGPLAN of the SIGPLAN Programming Language Software Award. Many

Quotes of the Week

   * augustss: So JHC has bad code. GHC had a lot of that a long time
     ago, and they have slowly been converting to the pure way. It's the
     only sensible way.

   * <geheimdienst> monochrom: i thought it maybe would end
     		    executing the current do block ...
     <monochrom> use "when".
     <mm_freak_> use "goto"
     <hpc> use Java

   * cmccann: programming is a lot easier if you avoid working with
     dates/times, text, or numbers. I say stick to category theory, it's

   * xplat: the underlying graph of a category is transitive. transitive
     graphs have no bridges. this is why trolls always have problems
     with category theory.

Top Reddit Stories

   * SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award, to Simon Peyton
Jones and Simon Marlow for GHC
     Domain: permalink.gmane.org, Score: 115, Comments: 12
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/d1yww
     Original: http://goo.gl/ym5q9

   * Haskell gets a new super-fast hash table library
     Domain: gregorycollins.net, Score: 80, Comments: 20
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/gNcRa
     Original: http://goo.gl/O6oc6

   * Pinpointing space leaks in big programs : Inside T5
     Domain: blog.ezyang.com, Score: 47, Comments: 4
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/T3ZVs
     Original: http://goo.gl/4rL1y

   * iPad app that is a lisp interpreter written in haskell by David
Pollak, creator of the Scala web framework Lift.
     Domain: github.com, Score: 37, Comments: 16
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/eXf03
     Original: http://goo.gl/c859K

   * Memory footprints of some common data types
     Domain: blog.johantibell.com, Score: 36, Comments: 23
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/bjvFC
     Original: http://goo.gl/QVrIN

   * Gilad Bracha: Types are Anti-Modular
     Domain: gbracha.blogspot.com, Score: 22, Comments: 22
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/rnbeF
     Original: http://goo.gl/44kCd

   * Biggest / most popular / most trafficked web app written in
Haskell? Janrain, TypLAB, or ... ?
     Domain: reddit.com, Score: 19, Comments: 15
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/eMn8Y
     Original: http://goo.gl/hUzFc

   * Three Haskell web frameworks
     Domain: blogs.linux.ie, Score: 17, Comments: 3
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/5HGd6
     Original: http://goo.gl/oR6Zu

   * Parallel GHC project: new opportunity for an organisation to participate
     Domain: well-typed.com, Score: 17, Comments: 0
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/rppqC
     Original: http://goo.gl/CB4ZG

   * Building Ajax Sites With Snap - Imagining Heist-Async
     Domain: blog.dbpatterson.com, Score: 17, Comments: 0
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/o8jTF
     Original: http://goo.gl/j1y2o

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * why write type declarations in Haskell?
     votes: 11, answers: 4
     Read on SO: http://goo.gl/SqM4y

   * Creating functions over Enumerations
     votes: 11, answers: 5
     Read on SO: http://goo.gl/0lguE

   * Understanding a recursively defined list (fibs in terms of zipWith)
     votes: 10, answers: 3
     Read on SO: http://goo.gl/kbVtC

   * Speeding up SHA256 in Haskell
     votes: 10, answers: 1
     Read on SO: http://goo.gl/whGhV

   * Poor performance with transpose and cumulative sum in Repa
     votes: 10, answers: 1
     Read on SO: http://goo.gl/abxuD

   * Would you mind to explain the code in the forum ?
     votes: 9, answers: 1
     Read on SO: http://goo.gl/ftoI3

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   Until next time,
   Daniel Santa Cruz

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