[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: October 11, 2005

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Tue Oct 11 12:45:18 EDT 2005

                     Haskell Weekly News: October 11, 2005

   Greetings, and thanks for reading the 11th issue of HWN, a weekly
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New Releases

     * PAM 1.0. Henning Guenther [3]announced version 1.0 of his bindings to
       the PAM authentication libary.

   3. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12250

     * cpphs 1.0. Malcolm Wallace [4]announced the release of cpphs version

   4. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12233

     * MissingH 0.12.0. John Goerzen [5]announced MissingH 0.12.0, which
       added various enhancements to its binary I/O utilities.

   5. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12257

Calls for Participation

     * Haskell Communities & Activities Report. Andres Loeh [6]posted a call
       for contributions to the periodic report. Anyone that's part of a
       Haskell team, has published Haskell code, written Haskell-related
       papers or books, etc. is encouraged to submit a short entry about
       their activities.

   6. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12261


   Papers from the 2005 Haskell Workship. Dimitry Golubovsky [7]noted that
   papers from the workshop on the ACM site required a login to read. Simon
   Marlow posted a free link to the papers he co-authored.

   7. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/8580

   IRC for spreading information. John Goerzen [8]wrote about some concerns
   regarding using IRC for spreading information to the Haskell community,
   such as happened recently. It received some discussion on #haskell.

   8. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/8573

   Reducing memory usage. Young Hyun began an interesting [9]thread about
   tracking down mysterious cases of high RAM usage. Several people made
   suggestions for things to try, including things that would be useful to

   9. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/8637

   Memoization. Gerd M [10]wondered why Data.Map was slower than he expected
   in his program.

  10. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/8610

   Monad Syntax. Tom Hawkins [11]asked about the syntax "| m -> s" in class
   declarations. Several people explained that this has to do with functional
   dependencies, an extension to Haskell 98.

  11. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/8601

   Alternatives to hs-plugins. John Goerzen [12]posted a scenario in which
   hs-plugins would be useful, but where concerns about its portability may
   render it inappropriate. Nils Anders Danielsson replied with a link to his
   code that can call Hugs to dynamically evaluate Haskell snippets.

  12. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/8592

Haskell Toolchain

   Converting fptools to Darcs. Simon Marlow [13]wrote about his ideas for
   converting fptools from CVS to Darcs. Several people made suggestions and
   asked questions.

  13. http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.darcs.user

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