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

Aatch bladeon at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 10:47:40 CEST 2011

On 28 October 2011 20:46, David Barbour <dmbarbour at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 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.
> 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)

I'm with david on the web apps one. Especially since you can demo it
and give out a link to people at the workshop. Most programmers are
familiar with the way web apps work and wont have to get over that
hurdle that other, less common application types might present.

James Miller

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