[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 187
Daniel Santa Cruz
dstcruz at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 05:08:38 CEST 2011
Welcome to issue 187 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in
the Haskell community. This release covers the week of June 12 to 18,
2011.
Announcements
Ian Lynagh announced a new patchlevel release of GHC (7.0.4). "This
release contains a handful of bugfixes relative to 7.0.3, so we
recommend upgrading."
http://goo.gl/hOvdA
Nicolas Wu released the third instance fo Haskell Parallel Digest.
Many thanks to Nick and Eric for putting this together.
http://goo.gl/s5muy
Jeroen Janssen invited us to the 8th Ghent Functional Programming
Group Meeting, to be held on Thursday, the 30th of June, in the
Technicum building of Ghent University.
http://goo.gl/G081Q
Quotes of the Week
* monochrom: if I were dying to learn covariance, I would not be
looking for entertainment, like, I'm dying, I only have 5 minutes
to learn covariance, thank you very much
* hpc: the categorical dual of a hippomorphism should be a
giraffomorphism
* ksf: but, as, maybe indeed or not apparently, english, in, or
especially in, punctuation matters is an utter mess.
* 00:56:03 <benmachine> @faq can haskell tell if I am
lagging [...]
00:57:18 <lambdabot> The answer is: Yes! Haskell can
do that.
Top Reddit Stories
* Haskell: the Craft of Functional Programming, 3rd edition is out!
Domain: haskellcraft.com, Score: 44, Comments: 10
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/6ZInj
Original: http://goo.gl/t0GAX
* GHC 7.0.4 is out
Domain: haskell.org, Score: 42, Comments: 2
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/oxSJH
Original: http://goo.gl/EzWUP
* SafeHaskell pushed into GHC
Domain: haskell.org, Score: 39, Comments: 5
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/sOrjr
Original: http://goo.gl/2Rw56
* Minimum footprint for a GHC program: or, think about your TSOs
Domain: stackoverflow.com, Score: 23, Comments: 0
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/eIF0o
Original: http://goo.gl/dRgLG
* Pieces of Yesod: Inverting a Haskell Function
Domain: chplib.wordpress.com, Score: 21, Comments: 8
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/NFJNH
Original: http://goo.gl/x2cz2
* The 2011 ICFP contest is starting in just 6 hours!
Domain: icfpcontest.org, Score: 20, Comments: 15
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/BS7XI
Original: http://goo.gl/oqj0Y
* A pattern for avoiding allocation : Inside T5
Domain: blog.ezyang.com, Score: 19, Comments: 12
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/thuRP
Original: http://goo.gl/IZCIh
* Package of the Day: an improved runghc for fast repeated runs
Domain: hackage.haskell.org, Score: 16, Comments: 9
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/k6mQK
Original: http://goo.gl/a0DAC
* The Supero Supercompiler
Domain: community.haskell.org, Score: 16, Comments: 2
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/vBeFO
Original: http://goo.gl/3QsmC
* Galois Video: Building an Open-Source Autonomous Quad-Copter
Domain: corp.galois.com, Score: 15, Comments: 3
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/HZghO
Original: http://goo.gl/6AcMw
Top StackOverflow Questions
* Why does performGC fail to release all memory?
votes: 17, answers: 2
Read on SO: http://goo.gl/dRgLG
* OSX, ghci, dylib, what is the correct way?
votes: 17, answers: 1
Read on SO: http://goo.gl/0s9Tu
* Why does Haskell's `head` crash on an empty list (or why
*doesn't* it return an empty list)? (Language philosophy)
votes: 15, answers: 6
Read on SO: http://goo.gl/tghQR
* Towards understanding CodeGen* in the Haskell LLVM bindings
votes: 13, answers: 1
Read on SO: http://goo.gl/LPZ2F
* What happens to you if you break the monad laws?
votes: 13, answers: 3
Read on SO: http://goo.gl/Trvny
* Is anyone using delimited continuations to do web development in Haskell?
votes: 12, answers: 3
Read on SO: http://goo.gl/hGjuB
* The concept of Bottom in Haskell
votes: 12, answers: 1
Read on SO: http://goo.gl/9b1ZJ
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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz
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