[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 164 - January 12, 2011

Daniel Santa Cruz dstcruz at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 03:54:22 CET 2011

   Welcome to issue 164 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in
   the [1]Haskell community. This release covers the week of January 2 to
   8, 2011.


   Ben Millwood [2]announced the release of haskell-src-meta 0.3. He tells
   us that this release adds support for GHC 7, and for TH 2.5, along with
   other improvements.

   Mitar announced [3]a new version ef Etage, a general data-flow

   Malcolm Wallace had [4]some news from the Haskell Language Committee.
   One of the points mentioned is that there will _not_ be a language
   standard called 2011, with the committee intending to issue a new
   language standard in 2012.

   Simon Peyton-Jones [5]invited members from the community to submit
   papers for the Workshop on Intermediate Representations 2011. The
   deadline is January 21.

   Clemens Grelck wanted to alert everyone that the [6]new deadline for
   papers for the Eighth International Workshop on Practical Aspects of
   High-Level Parallel Programming (PAPP 2011) to be held June 1-3, 2011,
   in Tsukuba, Japan.

   Emanuel Kitzelmann extended a [7]call for papers for the 4th
   International Workshop on Approaches and Applications of Inductive
   Programming (AAIP 2011) to be held July 19, 2011, in Odense, Denmark.

   Maciej Piechotka announced the [8]first release of nanoparsec.
   "Nanoparsec is currently simply a port of attoparsec on the
   ListLike--the abstraction of lists used by iteratee.

Top Reddit Stories

   * Why Lisp is a Big Hack (And Haskell is Doomed to Succeed)
     Domain: axisofeval.blogspot.com, Score: 69, Comments: 15
     On Reddit:
     Original: http://axisofeval.blogspot.com/2011/01/why-lisp-is-big-hack-and-haskell-is.html

   * I ported Clojure's Persistent Vectors and Hash Maps to Haskell
     Domain: blog.wuwon.id.au, Score: 54, Comments: 2
     On Reddit:
     Original: http://blog.wuwon.id.au/2011/01/persistent-vectors-and-hash-maps-for.html

   * 3 Big Haskell Infrastructure Projects That Would Be Cool
     Domain: cdsmith.wordpress.com, Score: 31, Comments: 8
     On Reddit:
     Original: http://cdsmith.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/big-ideas-for-haskell/

   * Merging binary and cereal
     Domain: blog.johantibell.com, Score: 31, Comments:
     On Reddit:
     Original: http://blog.johantibell.com/2011/01/merging-binary-and-cereal.html

   * Haskell library improvements I'd like to see
     Domain: blog.johantibell.com, Score: 28, Comments:
     On Reddit:
     Original: http://blog.johantibell.com/2011/01/haskell-library-improvements-id-like-to.html

   * You can use GHC for the mac app store
     Domain: github.com, Score: 20, Comments: 8
     On Reddit:
     Original: https://github.com/nfjinjing/haskell-cocoa-currency-converter-example

   * Sudoku Solver in Haskell
     Domain: antimatroid.wordpress.com, Score: 18, Comments: 7
     On Reddit:
     Original: http://antimatroid.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/sudoku-solver-in-haskell/

   * Job Board for Functional Programmers
     Domain: functionaljobs.com, Score: 15, Comments: 6
     On Reddit:
     Original: http://functionaljobs.com

   * Haskell library for analysis and synthesis of Go code.
     Domain: hackage.haskell.org, Score: 15, Comments: 6
     On Reddit:
     Original: http://hackage.haskell.org/package/language-go

   * Hello Reddit! I implemented Levenshtein automata in Haskell after
reading that 'Damn Cool Algorithm' blog post -- what do you think?
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 14, Comments: 4
     On Reddit:
     Original: /r/haskell/comments/ewl7o/hello_reddit_i_implemented_levenshtein_automata/

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * Why do we need 'seq' or 'pseq' with 'par' in Haskell?
     votes: 9, answers: 2
     Read on SO:

   * Complex data structures in Haskell - how do they work?
     votes: 8, answers: 2
     Read on SO:

   * Mutability in functional programming
     votes: 8, answers: 3
     Read on SO:

   * Where can I learn advanced Haskell?
     votes: 8, answers: 6
     Read on SO:

   * in haskell, why do I need to specify type constraints, why can't
the compiler figure them out?
     votes: 7, answers: 4
     Read on SO:

   * Can someone explain to me the following Haskell expression
     votes: 6, answers: 2
     Read on SO:

   * Parse XML in Haskell
     votes: 6, answers: 5
     Read on SO: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4619206/parse-xml-in-haskell

   * Haskell: Record Update for Existential Types
     votes: 5, answers: 1
     Read on SO:

   * Are there any more original, more functional Haskell web-frameworks?
     votes: 5, answers: 2
     Read on SO:

   * Defining a data type that doesn't want to be defined..
     votes: 5, answers: 1
     Read on SO:

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   Hope your 2011 is off to a good start! Until next time,
   Daniel Santa Cruz


   1. http://haskell.org/
   2. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/18414
   3. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/85062
   4. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/18418
   5. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/18415
   6. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/18416
   7. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/18417
   8. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/85177

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