[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: January 16, 2006
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sun Jan 15 19:37:33 EST 2006
Haskell Weekly News: January 16, 2006
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* hdbc-odbc. John Goerzen released the first version of
hdbc-odbc, the ODBC backend for HDBC. With this driver, you can
use HDBC to connect to any database for which ODBC drivers exist,
including such databases as MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server
Resources and Tools
* Haskell Performance Resources. Simon Marlow opened up a wiki
page to collect the community wisdom on writing high performance
Haskell code. This is particularly relevant given the discussions
regarding the language shootout recently, with many interesting
* Arrays. Bulat Ziganshin wrote an interesting RFC on the various
Haskell array interfaces.
* Functional Java. Graham Klyne alerted us to FunctionalJ, an
open source library for functional programming in Java. This might
be useful to those unfortunates trapped on the JVM. Additionally,
Bjorn Bringert mentioned a similar library, Higher-Order Java
(HOJ), he wrote a few years ago.
* Data structures. Duncan Coutts was looking for an efficient
data structure to implement a sequence data type with indexed
* Language Shootout, continued. Many entries have been improved on
the Computer Language Shootout, and after several years of
complaints that micro-benchmarks are meaningless, and that the
tests are biased against purely functional languages, it's great
to see that Haskell is now ranked 2nd overall.
* darcsweb 0.14. Alberto Bertogli released darcsweb 0.14.
Quotes of the Week
<palomer> grr, sml can't derive Ord
<palomer> sml is a pain to use sometimes
<palomer> but sometimes it's a joy!
<palomer> ugh, I take it back, it's a pain
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