[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: April 10, 2006
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Mon Apr 10 03:21:30 EDT 2006
Haskell Weekly News: April 10, 2006
Greetings, and thanks for reading issue 32 of HWN, a weekly newsletter
covering developments in the Haskell community. Each Monday, new
editions are posted to the Haskell mailing list and to The
Haskell Sequence. RSS is also available. Headlines also go to
hImerge: a graphical user interface for emerge. Luis Araujo released
hImerge, a graphical user interface for emerge, (Gentoo's Portage
system) written in Haskell using gtk2hs. Here's a jpg. The main
idea is to simplify browsing the entire portage tree as well as of
running the most basic and common options from the emerge command.
hImerge also offers several handy tools, like global and local use
flags browsers, and a minimal web browser.
MissingH 0.14.0. John Goerzen announced MissingH 0.14.0, a library
of "missing" functions. MissingH is available here.
Haskell mailing list archives. Don Stewart converted the Haskell
mailing list archives from 1990-2000, into html format. The archive is
available to view here.
Chapter 4 of Hitchhikers Guide to the Haskell. Dmitry Astapov
announced that the 4th chapter of the Hitchhikers Guide to Haskell
is now available.
Edison 1.2 rc3. Robert Dockins announced that the 3rd release
candidate for Edison 1.2 is now avaliable.
This section covers activity on Haskell' standardisation process.
* State threads
* Terminating instances
* deriving Tree
* deriving Typeable
* deriving for newtypes
* Asynchronous exceptions
Wed Apr 5 06:33:44 PDT 2006 Simon Marlow
* add support for x86_64; foreign import is now supported in GHCi on x86_64
Thu Apr 6 10:57:53 PDT 2006 Lemmih
* GHC.Base.breakpoint isn't vaporware anymore.
-fignore-breakpoints can be used to ignore breakpoints.
Thu Apr 6 19:05:11 PDT 2006 Simon Marlow
* Reorganisation of the source tree
Most of the other users of the fptools build system have migrated to
Cabal, and with the move to darcs we can now flatten the source tree
without losing history, so here goes.
The main change is that the ghc/ subdir is gone, and most of what it
contained is now at the top level. The build system now makes no
pretense at being multi-project, it is just the GHC build system.
Quotes of the Week
JaffaCake :: gcc is getting smarter, so we need to hit it with a bigger stick
ihope :: Oops, I forgot that Djinn doesn't do GADT's.
malig :: quantum mechanics actually strikes me as less weird than lazy
evaluation sometimes. at least it disallows time travel
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Thanks to Luis Araujo for help preparing this issue.
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