[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: September 27, 2005
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Wed Sep 28 09:54:35 EDT 2005
Haskell Weekly News: September 27, 2005
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* GHC 6.4.1 for MacOS X. Wolfgang Thaller announced the availability
of a binary GHC 6.4.1 package for MacOS X.
* ghc-api 0.1.0. Lemmih announced ghc-api, a cabalization of the GHC
6.5 API. It is currently used by hIDE.
Haskell Team Winns ICFP! Congratulations to Wolfgang Thaller's team for
winning the ICFP 2005 programming contest! According to the ICFP
homepage, "First prize goes to KiebererAndXiaoTou. The judges are happy to
proclaim that Haskell is the programming tool of choice for discriminating
hackers." This is the second year in a row in which a team using Haskell
has taken first place in this contest.
The Combat-Tanteidan team (Takayuki Muranushi and Hideyuki Tanaka), also
using Haskell, took third place in this year's ICFP.
In addition, on page 68 of the presentation slides, you can see that
Haskell was the top-performing language at the contest overall. The author
wrote, "The clear fact that stands out here is that Haskell is the
language of choice for the programming contest. Haskell stands out a
little bit in the first round, but it clearly stands out in the twist. So,
kudos to the Haskell community for both producing a language that lets
people build re-usable code and instilling this as a value in their
Unfortunately, the names of all team members were not documented, so I was
not able to list the real names for this story. Thanks to Don Stewart for
sending me information about this.
Haskell-style proof tools. Robin Green asked about proof tools, and the
resulting thread contained several suggestions.
Trapped by Monads. In this thread, the infamous IO monad was discussed,
along with a number of comparisons to Forth.
Quote of the Week
Haskell is the programming tool of choice for discriminating hackers. --
ICFP 2005 judges
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