[Haskell-cafe] Up and Down the Latter of Abstraction

Lyndon Maydwell maydwell at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 21:26:06 CEST 2011

Thank you for the correction Brent.

The Diagrams package is a wonderful project.

- Lyndon Maydwell
On Oct 13, 2011 2:03 AM, "Brent Yorgey" <byorgey at seas.upenn.edu> wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 12:57:45PM +0800, Lyndon Maydwell wrote:
> >
> > The closest I've seen to this proces from Haskell seems to have come
> > from "luite" and co (correct me if I'm wrong) and their work on the
> > Diagrams package and its surrounding infrastructure [2], however,
> >
> > [2] - http://pnyf.inf.elte.hu/fp/Diagrams_en.xml
> Just to set the record straight: I am the primary author of the
> diagrams package (http://hackage.haskell.org/package/diagrams), which
> is unrelated to the link above.  What they have done is very cool but
> seems mostly pedagogical in nature; the diagrams package attempts to
> go much, much further as a real-world tool for constructing vector
> graphics. (Look for a new release soon! =)
> Luite Stegeman (luite on #haskell) has been working on something
> called "Wolfgang Lambda", similar in spirit to Mathematica's user
> interface, but it is also unrelated to the above link.  It's not
> released yet (not sure what the planned timeline is).
> -Brent
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