[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: October 18, 2005
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Tue Oct 18 14:17:33 EDT 2005
Haskell Weekly News: October 18, 2005
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* Decimal arithmetic library. Jeremy Shaw announced the "premature
release" of his new Decimal arithmetic library, which is designed for
cases where binary floating point is not acceptable, such as money.
* JRegex. John Meacham announced JRegex, a library that interfaces to
both PCRE and Posix regular expressions.
* Haskell XML Toolbox 5.3. Uwe Schmidt announced version 5.3 of the
Haskell XML Toolbox. The main changes in this release are improvements
to the arrow system.
Requests for Participation
Future Haskell Standard. Isaac Jones posted a request for participation
in the formation of the next standardized version of Haskell.
HCAR Clarification. Last week's HWN story on the Haskell Communities &
Activities Report (HCAR) had some misleading wording. Participation in
this report is open to all, and submissions are encouraged from everyone.
Haskell mentioned on Slashdot. Haskell was mention on Slashdot. The
post was refering to an article about optimizing development for fun
and had pugs as its example.
ZLib bindings. Joel Reymont asked about code for handling GZip files.
Henning Thielemann suggested the code in Darcs. Malcom Wallace pointed out
code in qforeign, and John Goerzen mentioned the pure-Haskell
implementation in MissingH.
GADTs. Bulat Ziganshin began a discussion asking for resources on
GADTs. Several people posted links to helpful resources.
Class aliases. John Meacham began a long discussion by proposing class
aliases, a language extension to solve problems of multiple
implementations of the same concept in different libraries.
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