[Haskell-cafe] Places to write and publish projects that "explain ideas"?

Conrad Cunningham hcc.olemiss at gmail.com
Tue Dec 25 13:32:56 UTC 2018

I have no personal experience with the journal SoftwareX, but one of my department’s undergraduate computer science students published an article with a mathematics professor there. The article included a software component that the CS student did as a part of his senior honors thesis. 

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> On Dec 24, 2018, at 8:50 AM, Siddharth Bhat <siddu.druid at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey, yep, indeed, it is considered a requirement. 
> I'm not aware of people in the past who have published articles of this form - in general, the requirements are peer reviewed publications in a "good" journal / conference - measure by impact factor or what have you. Hence the question :) 
>> On Mon, 24 Dec, 2018, 19:21 Kim-Ee Yeoh, <ky3 at atamo.com> wrote:
>> Hi Siddarth,
>> Something implied -- though not explicated -- in your email is that publication serves as some form of requirement before you obtain your degree, yes?
>> So you're looking for places where your articles can gain sufficient endorsement?
>> In that case, you want to find out from your department what kind of publishing standards they demand.
>> Among those who have graduated from your department with publications, precisely where have they published their articles?
>> Best, Kim-Ee
>>> On Monday, December 24, 2018, Siddharth Bhat <siddu.druid at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I have somewhat of an unorthodox problem. I've been writing on and off, a series on implementing compilers
>>> "beautifully" in haskell, called tiny-optimising-compiler. They're literate haskell files, with the aim
>>> of explaining the really elegant ideas that exist in compilers literature - 
>>> data flow analysis, abstract interpretation, SSA, continuations, scalar evolution,
>>> and some more slightly out-there / research-y things, like polyhedral compilation,  equality saturation.
>>> However, I'm also a research student at my university, and am expected to publish before I graduate. I was
>>> looking for possible places to publish a project such as this, whose selling point would be "explains things
>>> elegantly, and possibly rewords standard things to nice looking haskell". Are there places where one
>>> could conceivably publish about such a project? If not, I forsee myself not being able to finish this project
>>> for a while longer, and that would make me sad.
>>> Thanks, and a merry christmas to all,
>>> ~Siddharth
>> -- 
>> -- Kim-Ee
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