[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: October 4, 2005
jgoerzen at complete.org
Tue Oct 4 10:31:38 EDT 2005
Haskell Weekly News: October 4, 2005
Greetings, and thanks for reading the 10th issue of HWN, a weekly
newsletter for the Haskell community. Each Tuesday, new editions will be
posted (as text) to the Haskell mailing list and (as HTML) to The
The Monad.Reader, Issue 5. Shae Matijs Erisson announced the release
of the fifth issue of The Monad.Reader, the online magazine devoted to
Haskell. Subjects in this issue include a short introduction to Haskell,
generating polyominoes, a ray tracer, number parameterized types,
practical graph manipulation, and a short introduction to software
testing in Haskell. TMR is available online.
Quiet or Busy? It's been a quiet week on the Haskell lists, so this week's
HWN is a bit sparse. But that's because many Haskellers were at the
Haskell workshops at ICFP in Estonia. I expect we'll see some fallout from
those workshops on the list in the coming week.
Haskell workshop items. Over on the IRC channel logs from September 30,
there was a live conversation beginning at 15:36:33 of the "Future of
Haskell discussion." Autrijus Tang's journal had several pages of entries,
including one providing a nice summary.
Endian conversion. Joel Reymont asked about converting binary data in a
network protocol, and several suggestions were posted in the resulting
Is putChar strict? John Meacham asked this question, and pointed out
that different Haskell compilers/interpreters are behaving in different
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