[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: October 18, 2005

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Tue Oct 18 14:17:33 EDT 2005

                     Haskell Weekly News: October 18, 2005

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New Releases

     * Decimal arithmetic library. Jeremy Shaw [3]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.

   3. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/8734

     * JRegex. John Meacham [4]announced JRegex, a library that interfaces to
       both PCRE and Posix regular expressions.

   4. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12340

     * Haskell XML Toolbox 5.3. Uwe Schmidt [5]announced version 5.3 of the
       Haskell XML Toolbox. The main changes in this release are improvements
       to the arrow system.

   5. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12271

Requests for Participation

   Future Haskell Standard. Isaac Jones [6]posted a request for participation
   in the formation of the next standardized version of Haskell.

   6. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/8646

   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 [7]mention on Slashdot. The
   post was refering to [8]an article about optimizing development for fun
   and had [9]pugs as its example.

   7. http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/10/09/1831219&tid=156
   8. http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/7996
   9. http://www.pugscode.org/

   ZLib bindings. Joel Reymont [10]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.

  10. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/8759

   GADTs. Bulat Ziganshin began a [11]discussion asking for resources on
   GADTs. Several people posted links to helpful resources.

  11. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/8708

   Class aliases. John Meacham began a long [12]discussion by proposing class
   aliases, a language extension to solve problems of multiple
   implementations of the same concept in different libraries.

  12. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/12276

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