[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: March 20, 2006

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sun Mar 19 22:00:02 EST 2006

                      Haskell Weekly News: March 20, 2006

   Greetings, and thanks for reading issue 29 of HWN, a weekly newsletter
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     * lhs2TeX version 1.11. Andres Loeh [4]announced lhs2TeX version
       1.11, a preprocessor to generate LaTeX code from literate Haskell
       lhs2TeX includes the following features:
          + Highly customized output.
          + Liberal parser -- no restriction to Haskell 98.
          + Generate multiple versions of a program or document from a
            single source.
          + Active documents: call Haskell to generate parts of the
            document (useful for papers on Haskell).
          + A manual explaining all the important aspects of lhs2TeX.

   4. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/13414


   This section covers activity on [5]Haskell'.
     * [6]Dropping implicit universal quantification
     * [7]Refine overlap handling for instance declarations
     * [8]Ranges and the Enum class
     * [9]Strict tuples
     * [10]Time library
     * [11]Associated types

   5. http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime
   6. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/914
   7. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/918
   8. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/937
   9. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/948
  10. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/949
  11. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/944


     * Deep Functors. Oleg Kiselyov [12]described an fmap over
       arbitrarily deep `collections': lists of maybes of maps of IOs,
       etc. -- arbitrarily nested fmappable things.

  12. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/11951

     * GHC 6.4.2. Simon Marlow [13]put out a heads up for the forthcoming
       6.4.2 release of GHC. The rough timescale is to go into release
       candidate testing in about a week, and have two weeks of release
       candidates before the final release.

  13. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cvs.ghc/13935

     * Hexdump. Dominic Steinitz [14]mentioned a "hexdump" function he'd
       written, posing a question about where it would live in the module

  14. http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries

Quote of the Week

   ihope :: My factorial function uses GADTs.

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