[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: October 24, 2006

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Mon Oct 23 21:52:19 EDT 2006

Haskell Weekly News
Issue 46 - October 24, 2006

   Welcome to issue 46 of HWN, a weekly newsletter covering developments
   in the Haskell community.


     * MissingH 0.16.0. John Goerzen [1]announced that the latest version
       of MissingH is now available. MissingH is a suite of 'missing'
       library functions. New features include: render numbers as binary
       units, a progress tracker, turn QuickCheck tests into HUnit tests,
       and GHC 6.6 support.

   1. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14400

     * SMP parallel Pugs on GHC. Audrey Tang [2]announced that parallel
       support, on top of GHC's new SMP runtime system, has been added to
       Pugs, the standard bearer [3]Perl6 implementation.

   2. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14402/focus=14402
   3. http://pugs.blogs.com/pugs/2006/10/smp_paralleliza.html

     * YAHT is now a part of the wikibook. Eric Kow [4]announced that the
       famous 'Yet Another Haskell Tutorial' has been imported into
       [5]the Haskell wikibook. Let the great Haskell Remix begin!

   4. http://koweycode.blogspot.com/2006/10/yaht-badly-imported.html
   5. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Haskell


   This section covers the [6]Haskell' standardisation process.

     * [7]Pattern guards
     * [8]Standard syntax for preconditions, postconditions, and invariants
     * [9]Indentation of If-Then-Else
     * [10]Module imports anywhere

   6. http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/haskell-prime
   7. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/1750/focus=1750
   8. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/1773/focus=1773
   9. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/1763/focus=1763
  10. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.prime/1764/focus=1764


     * Ruby puzzles. Jim Burton [11]mentioned that he was working on the
       [12]Ruby quiz puzzles in Haskell -- an interesting exercise.

  11. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/16056/focus=16056
  12. http://www.rubyquiz.com/

     * DeepSeq and parallel strategies. Chad Scherrer [13]started a bit
       of a discussion about the connection between the deepSeq function,
       and Control.Parallel.Strategies.rnf

  13. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/16047/focus=16047

     * Type level functions. Oleg Kiselyov [14]described how to use type
       level programming to create a type of constrained lists.

  14. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15978

     * Extending the core libraries. Josef Svenningsson [15]started a
       largish thread on adding a concat.intersperse function to the base
       library, leading to an interesting discussion on whether the time
       has come for an formal process for extending core libraries.

  15. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/5280/focus=5280

     * data Void. Conor McBride [16]proposed adding the type with no
       inhabitants other than _|_ to the core libraries.

  16. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/5321/focus=5321

Blog noise

   [17]Haskell news from the blogosphere.

     * [18]Optimus prime is actually dead, or, monadic transformers
     * [19]Haskell, PDF and penrose tilings
     * [20]Not everyone can dine at the Beverly Hills Social Club of Programming Languages
     * [21]Would you like a side of referential transparency with your order..
     * [22]John Baez on lambda calculus and games
     * [23]Monads: a field guide
     * [24]Catch+YHC beats GHC

  17. http://planet.haskell.org/
  18. http://brokenhut.livejournal.com/172054.html
  19. http://www.alpheccar.org/en/posts/show/57
  20. http://sequence.complete.org/node/215
  21. http://weblog.raganwald.com/2006/10/would-you-like-side-of-referential.html
  22. http://wadler.blogspot.com/2006/10/john-baez-on-lambda-calculus-and-games.html
  23. http://sigfpe.blogspot.com/2006/10/monads-field-guide.html
  24. http://neilmitchell.blogspot.com/2006/10/30-faster-than-ghc.html

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