[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 193
Daniel Santa Cruz
dstcruz at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 04:24:48 CEST 2011
Welcome to issue 193 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in
the Haskell community. This release covers the week of July 24 to
30, 2011.
[1] http://goo.gl/8hDku
You can find an HTML rendition of this issue at:
http://contemplatecode.blogspot.com/2011/08/haskell-weekly-news-issue-193.html
Announcements
Wouter Swierstra issued a call for participation to the 16th ACM
SIGPLAN International Conference on Function Programming (ICFP 2011) to
be held in Tokyo, Japon on September 19-21, 2011.
[2] http://goo.gl/ob6Tq
New and Updated Projects
These projects were announced in the mailing lists:
* syntactic (Emil Axelsson): Update to version 0.5
[3] http://goo.gl/sKutg
* Yi (Jeff Wheeler): Update to version 0.6.4.0
[4] http://goo.gl/Tr2Ns
Quotes of the Week
* sipa: it can optimize non-terminating programs into programs that
output "<<loop>>" and quit; that's an optimization of infinity% !
* fazzone: People generally seem to react the same way to "My first
assembly was x86" as "My dog died" -- "Oh my god, I'm so sorry"
* [danharaj] I hate myself
[edwardk] happy to help
* bos: the number of people who grok rank-K types is inversely
proportional to ackermann(K)
* copumpkin: holy shit, I'm unsafeCoerce
* quicksilver: edwardk had this brilliant idea of how he could
stress-test our package architecture
* chrisdone: monoid sounds like a name for a hairless alien species
that communicates telepathically from star trek
* [copumpkin] I basically translated repa to agda and made it all
safe n shit. also all slow n shit
[thoughtpolice] safe n shit,
like, type systems yo
* theorbtwo: Well, that's one way to respond to ghc having
overly-long error messages. Just replace all error messges with
"that's the stupidist shit I've ever heard".
* acowley: I'm 101% sure I never would have figured it out. I was
told all hope was lost, then simonmar swung in on his web shooters
and figured it out
* quicksilver: agda is an alluring trap for haskell programmers who
hope to write better code. instead they end up writing no code.
Top Reddit Stories
* my humble rant about the Haskell learning curve
Domain: willowbend.cx, Score: 66, Comments: 134
On Reddit: [5] http://goo.gl/g1buw
Original: [6] http://goo.gl/3xDxl
* GHC 7.2.* release candidates are now available
Domain: haskell.org, Score: 28, Comments: 17
On Reddit: [7] http://goo.gl/0C0gx
Original: [8] http://goo.gl/cvec5
* oleg compares iteratee with python's yield
Domain: haskell.org, Score: 27, Comments: 12
On Reddit: [9] http://goo.gl/8YQKq
Original: [10] http://goo.gl/BafGo
* Report from HacPDX-II about progress on the new Hackage server
Domain: well-typed.com, Score: 26, Comments: 0
On Reddit: [11] http://goo.gl/vBr7N
Original: [12] http://goo.gl/QXy9a
* Arrow = Category + Applicative? (Part I)
Domain: cdsmith.wordpress.com, Score: 26, Comments: 34
On Reddit: [13] http://goo.gl/Zs5Yg
Original: [14] http://goo.gl/AsfL1
* Profunctors in Haskell - A Neighborhood of Infinity
Domain: blog.sigfpe.com, Score: 19, Comments: 11
On Reddit: [15] http://goo.gl/58CbB
Original: [16] http://goo.gl/IKI9H
* BlockedIndefinitelyOnMVar : Inside 1712B
Domain: blog.ezyang.com, Score: 19, Comments: 3
On Reddit: [17] http://goo.gl/3Xtn0
Original: [18] http://goo.gl/4osPH
* The Great Yesod Reorganization of 2011
Domain: yesodweb.com, Score: 18, Comments: 8
On Reddit: [19] http://goo.gl/ZGNoa
Original: [20] http://goo.gl/V4buP
* Is there a Haskell code formatter?
Domain: stackoverflow.com, Score: 16, Comments: 32
On Reddit: [21] http://goo.gl/lQOX3
Original: [22] http://goo.gl/AthoZ
* Building a Rate of Return System in Haskell – Part 3, Annualized Returns
Domain: blog.virtucal.com, Score: 9, Comments: 7
On Reddit: [23] http://goo.gl/0QGPB
Original: [24] http://goo.gl/R6am5
Top StackOverflow Questions
* Is there a Haskell code formatter?
votes: 18, answers: 1
Read on SO: [25] http://goo.gl/AthoZ
* Help in understanding pointfree code
votes: 17, answers: 1
Read on SO: [26] http://goo.gl/Ryy5c
* Haskell: What is Weak Head Normal Form?
votes: 17, answers: 5
Read on SO: [27] http://goo.gl/3CHAB
* Understanding GHC assembly output
votes: 13, answers: 1
Read on SO: [28] http://goo.gl/ujlve
* What are Haskell's monad transformers in categorical terms?
votes: 13, answers: 1
Read on SO: [29] http://goo.gl/vMPdO
* Managing a stateful computation system in Haskell
votes: 12, answers: 1
Read on SO: [30] http://goo.gl/HABkL
* Am I using reactive-banana right?
votes: 11, answers: 1
Read on SO: [31] http://goo.gl/7jiKr
* Is there an object-identity-based, thread-safe memoization
library somewhere?
votes: 11, answers: 2
Read on SO: [32] http://goo.gl/7vGvl
* Is there a practical way of using natural numbers in Haskell?
votes: 11, answers: 2
Read on SO: [33] http://goo.gl/hJBK9
* Current state of integrating unit tests with Haskell's Cabal?
votes: 10, answers: 1
Read on SO: [34] http://goo.gl/nm8Zc
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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz
References
1. http://haskell.org/
2. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.science.types.announce/2446
3. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/91427
4. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.editors.yi.devel/5550
5. http://willowbend.cx/2011/07/22/whats-wrong-with-learning-haskell/
6. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/j0say/my_humble_rant_about_the_haskell_learning_curve/
7. http://www.haskell.org/ghc/dist/7.2.1-rc1/
8. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/j3yly/ghc_72_release_candidates_are_now_available/
9. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2011-July/094384.html
10. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/j32c4/oleg_compares_iteratee_with_pythons_yield/
11. http://www.well-typed.com/blog/57
12. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/iznjs/report_from_hacpdxii_about_progress_on_the_new/
13. http://cdsmith.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/arrow-category-applicative-part-i/
14. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/j4h6a/arrow_category_applicative_part_i/
15. http://blog.sigfpe.com/2011/07/profunctors-in-haskell.html
16. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/iyima/profunctors_in_haskell_a_neighborhood_of_infinity/
17. http://blog.ezyang.com/2011/07/blockedindefinitelyonmvar/
18. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/j1ld6/blockedindefinitelyonmvar_inside_1712b/
19. http://www.yesodweb.com/blog/2011/07/yesod-reorg
20. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/iz2ew/the_great_yesod_reorganization_of_2011/
21. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6870148/is-there-a-haskell-code-formatter
22. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/j31f4/is_there_a_haskell_code_formatter/
23. http://blog.virtucal.com/cyclical/2011/7/28/building-a-rate-of-return-system-in-haskell-part-3-annualize.html
24. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/j2gyp/building_a_rate_of_return_system_in_haskell_part/
25. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6870148/is-there-a-haskell-code-formatter
26. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6797247/help-in-understanding-pointfree-code
27. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6872898/haskell-what-is-weak-head-normal-form
28. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6808867/understanding-ghc-assembly-output
29. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6854303/what-are-haskells-monad-transformers-in-categorical-terms
30. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6835777/managing-a-stateful-computation-system-in-haskell
31. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6812533/am-i-using-reactive-banana-right
32. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6878193/is-there-an-object-identity-based-thread-safe-memoization-library-somewhere
33. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6884220/is-there-a-practical-way-of-using-natural-numbers-in-haskell
34. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6787231/current-state-of-integrating-unit-tests-with-haskells-cabal
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