[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News

Kim-Ee Yeoh ky3 at atamo.com
Fri Jan 29 17:03:06 UTC 2016

*Top Picks:*

   - Oskar Wickström rewrites the Oden-to-Go transpiler from Racket to
   Oden is an FP language comprising an ML type system and LISP syntax. Oskar
   explains that he made the migration because of several advantages that
   Haskell offered over Racket: exhaustive pattern-match checking, type-guided
   refactoring, monad transformers, and faster execution times.

   Apropos, the convo over at lobste.rs
   links to this claim by Gabriel Gonzalez: "Haskell is an amazing language
   for writing your own compiler. If you are writing a compiler in another
   language you should genuinely consider switching."

   - Reviewing 2015 work month-by-month, Gracjan Polak tells the story of
   how he decided to lead the development of Haskell Mode
   "a bunch of Emacs major and minor modes put together in a single package."
   Discussion over at /r/haskell

   - Jared Tobin presents monadic versions of five recursion-schemas
   <http://jtobin.ca/monadic-recursion-schemes/>, namely: cata-, ana-,
   para-, apo-, and hylomorphisms.

*Quotes of the Week:*

   - Tim Kellogg:
   I’ve known a few old programmers nearing retirement that have a long list
   of very impressive accomplishments. The older and more accomplished they
   get, the more they prefer redundancy over dependency. The oldest and most
   accomplished will write their own load balancers, TCP stacks, loggers,
   everything if need be. Are they on to something?

   - From HN: <https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10972051#up_10979314>
   If you have the time, I'd advise you to learn Haskell, in order to stretch
   your mind and become an excellent OCaml developer, the way learning Latin
   makes you a better French or Italian writer.

   - HN markov chain parody site headline:
   <http://news.ycombniator.com/comments/comments_419.html> $690 for an
   hour minimum wage for state management in haskell

*Recorded Talk of the Week:*

   - On Dec 17 last year
   Andrew Gibiansky demoed IHaskell, a Mathematica-like "capable graphical
   alternative" to the ghci REPL at the NorCal Hacker Dojo. Thanks go to Joe
   "begriffs" Nelson who recorded the talk and summarized it into bullet
   points <http://begriffs.com/posts/2016-01-20-ihaskell-notebook.html>.
   Joe's page was well-received at both Hacker News
   <https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10942969> and Haskell Reddit

p.s. There will be no News next week. HWN will resume the week after.

-- Kim-Ee
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