[Haskell-cafe] What library package fulfills these requirements?

David Barbour dmbarbour at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 09:46:28 CEST 2011

Haskore - music generation
Yesod, Snap, or HAppS - quick web application
Diagrams - easy image composition, 2D
GPipe - functional composition of 3D graphics and shaders (similar to Conal
Elliott's Vertigo).
(cabal - easy installs, downloads, packaging)

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 12:06 AM, Joosten, Han <han.joosten at atos.net> wrote:

>  I am planning to give a workshop on FP using Haskell. The audience will
> be programmers with quite a bit of experience with conventional languages
> like Java and .net . I want to give them some feeling about FP. And
> hopefully, they will become interested so they want more...
> A couple of years ago, Simon Peyton Jones gave a splendid presentation<http://www.bestechvideos.com/2007/08/09/oscon-2007-simon-peyton-jones-a-taste-of-haskell-part-i> with
> a comparable goal. He used Xmonad as an example to show some 'real code'. I
> like this idea, because Xmonad contains some code that is suitable to
> explain (not too hard to understand), and still gives a feeling about the
> power of Haskell. However, Xmonad needs X11 to run. Me and most people in
> the audience are stuck to windows (no flames please ;-s ) , and don't want
> to fiddle around with cygwin or the likes)
> I am wondering what package is suitable to be used as an example too? It
> needs to fulfill at least the following requirements:
> + I have to be able to explain the purpose of the software in no more than
> 1 or 2 minutes
> + There should be parts of the code that can be easily linked to the
> purpose /use of the package
> + These code parts must show the 'prettiness' of Haskell
> + It would be nice if there is something GUI-like to demo, which runs under
> windows.
> + I prefer not to use some kind of a compiler as an example.
> Now the question is: What package would you suggest, and of course, why?
> Thanks!
> Han Joosten.
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