[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 187

Daniel Santa Cruz dstcruz at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 05:08:38 CEST 2011

   Welcome to issue 187 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in
   the Haskell community. This release covers the week of June 12 to 18,


   Ian Lynagh announced a new patchlevel release of GHC (7.0.4). "This
   release contains a handful of bugfixes relative to 7.0.3, so we
   recommend upgrading."

   Nicolas Wu released the third instance fo Haskell Parallel Digest.
   Many thanks to Nick and Eric for putting this together.

   Jeroen Janssen invited us to the 8th Ghent Functional Programming
   Group Meeting, to be held on Thursday, the 30th of June, in the
   Technicum building of Ghent University.

Quotes of the Week

   * monochrom: if I were dying to learn covariance, I would not be
     looking for entertainment, like, I'm dying, I only have 5 minutes
     to learn covariance, thank you very much

   * hpc: the categorical dual of a hippomorphism should be a

   * ksf: but, as, maybe indeed or not apparently, english, in, or
     especially in, punctuation matters is an utter mess.

   * 00:56:03 <benmachine> @faq can haskell tell if I am
       lagging [...]
     00:57:18 <lambdabot> The answer is: Yes! Haskell can
       do that.

Top Reddit Stories

   * Haskell: the Craft of Functional Programming, 3rd edition is out!
     Domain: haskellcraft.com, Score: 44, Comments: 10
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/6ZInj
     Original: http://goo.gl/t0GAX

   * GHC 7.0.4 is out
     Domain: haskell.org, Score: 42, Comments: 2
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/oxSJH
     Original: http://goo.gl/EzWUP

   * SafeHaskell pushed into GHC
     Domain: haskell.org, Score: 39, Comments: 5
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/sOrjr
     Original: http://goo.gl/2Rw56

   * Minimum footprint for a GHC program: or, think about your TSOs
     Domain: stackoverflow.com, Score: 23, Comments: 0
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/eIF0o
     Original: http://goo.gl/dRgLG

   * Pieces of Yesod: Inverting a Haskell Function
     Domain: chplib.wordpress.com, Score: 21, Comments: 8
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/NFJNH
     Original: http://goo.gl/x2cz2

   * The 2011 ICFP contest is starting in just 6 hours!
     Domain: icfpcontest.org, Score: 20, Comments: 15
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/BS7XI
     Original: http://goo.gl/oqj0Y

   * A pattern for avoiding allocation : Inside T5
     Domain: blog.ezyang.com, Score: 19, Comments: 12
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/thuRP
     Original: http://goo.gl/IZCIh

   * Package of the Day: an improved runghc for fast repeated runs
     Domain: hackage.haskell.org, Score: 16, Comments: 9
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/k6mQK
     Original: http://goo.gl/a0DAC

   * The Supero Supercompiler
     Domain: community.haskell.org, Score: 16, Comments: 2
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/vBeFO
     Original: http://goo.gl/3QsmC

   * Galois Video: Building an Open-Source Autonomous Quad-Copter
     Domain: corp.galois.com, Score: 15, Comments: 3
     On Reddit: http://goo.gl/HZghO
     Original: http://goo.gl/6AcMw

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * Why does performGC fail to release all memory?
     votes: 17, answers: 2
     Read on SO: http://goo.gl/dRgLG

   * OSX, ghci, dylib, what is the correct way?
     votes: 17, answers: 1
     Read on SO: http://goo.gl/0s9Tu

   * Why does Haskell's `head` crash on an empty list (or why
*doesn't* it return an empty list)? (Language philosophy)
     votes: 15, answers: 6
     Read on SO: http://goo.gl/tghQR

   * Towards understanding CodeGen* in the Haskell LLVM bindings
     votes: 13, answers: 1
     Read on SO: http://goo.gl/LPZ2F

   * What happens to you if you break the monad laws?
     votes: 13, answers: 3
     Read on SO: http://goo.gl/Trvny

   * Is anyone using delimited continuations to do web development in Haskell?
     votes: 12, answers: 3
     Read on SO: http://goo.gl/hGjuB

   * The concept of Bottom in Haskell
     votes: 12, answers: 1
     Read on SO: http://goo.gl/9b1ZJ

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   Until next time,
   Daniel Santa Cruz

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