[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
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   hImerge: a graphical user interface for emerge. Luis Araujo released
   [5]hImerge, a graphical user interface for emerge, (Gentoo's Portage
   system) written in Haskell using gtk2hs. [6]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.

   5. http://haskell.org/~luisfaraujo/himerge/
   6. http://haskell.org/~luisfaraujo/rhimerge.jpeg

   MissingH 0.14.0. John Goerzen [7]announced MissingH 0.14.0, a library
   of "missing" functions. MissingH is available [8]here.

   7. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13531
   8. http://quux.org/devel/missingh/

   Haskell mailing list archives. Don Stewart [9]converted the Haskell
   mailing list archives from 1990-2000, into html format. The archive is
   available to view [10]here.

   9. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13521
  10. http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/haskell-1990-2000/threads.html

   Chapter 4 of Hitchhikers Guide to the Haskell. Dmitry Astapov
   [11]announced that the 4th chapter of the Hitchhikers Guide to Haskell
   is now [12]available.

  11. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/12338
  12. http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Hitchhikers_Guide_to_the_Haskell

   Edison 1.2 rc3. Robert Dockins [13]announced that the 3rd release
   candidate for Edison 1.2 is now avaliable.

  13. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/4508


   This section covers activity on [14]Haskell' standardisation process.
     * [15]State threads
     * [16]Terminating instances
     * [17]deriving Tree
     * [18]deriving Typeable
     * [19]deriving for newtypes
     * [20]deepSeq
     * [21]Asynchronous exceptions
     * [22]Exceptions

  14. http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime
  15. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/1197
  16. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/1203
  17. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/1218/focus=1218
  18. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/1243
  19. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/1219/focus=1219
  20. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/1266
  21. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/1222/focus=1222
  22. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/1282/focus=1282

Code watch

    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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