[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 246
Daniel Santa Cruz
dstcruz at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 02:10:21 CEST 2012
Welcome to issue 246 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits
of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the
week of September 23 to September 23, 2012.
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Quotes of the Week
* carpi: all said ... the brain of someone of who writes compilers
for haskell scares me nuts. I wouldn't want them concentrating on
me, lest I catch fire.
* Igloo: The major problem, as far as I can see, is how to construct
* edwardk: i want to be able to know if the compiler is being stupid
or if its just me, and without any sort of model to reason about it
with, i always have to assume it could be the compiler; i already
have to deal with that problem, its called 'scala'
* ddarius: Now I can just point people at a readable and relevant
paper instead of having to Cale it.
* rwbarton: also, a generally safe answer to "was there an update to
lambdabot recently" is "no"
* camccann: you want a debugger? GHC has one. Except that stepping
through lazy evaluation is like listening to a stream of
consciousness narrative told by a 5-year-old with ADHD.
Top Reddit Stories
* My Haskell book is not dead! I'd love some feedback now that it's six
chapters long and growing.
Domain: sthaskell.com, Score: 61, Comments: 18
On Reddit:  http://goo.gl/AfLwS
Original:  http://goo.gl/oB0e8
* What commercial users say they want from Haskell
Domain: fpcomplete.com, Score: 46, Comments: 54
On Reddit:  http://goo.gl/JTtMG
Original:  http://goo.gl/ZoHrh
* Haskell rewarding moments: Orc Battle translation
Domain: self.haskell, Score: 41, Comments: 22
On Reddit:  http://goo.gl/5xjJJ
Original:  http://goo.gl/5xjJJ
* Does Stroustroup have some FP envy? This is a pretty neat library
implementation of pattern matching in C++.
Domain: open-std.org, Score: 40, Comments: 44
On Reddit:  http://goo.gl/PH7ZU
Original:  http://goo.gl/KuGrw
* Functional TDD: a clash of cultures?
Domain: facebook.com, Score: 34, Comments: 34
On Reddit:  http://goo.gl/9xBLo
Original:  http://goo.gl/kOi2G
Domain: self.haskell, Score: 33, Comments: 21
On Reddit:  http://goo.gl/GdlMi
Original:  http://goo.gl/GdlMi
* Oh the fun of trying to install wxhaskell
Domain: self.haskell, Score: 33, Comments: 33
On Reddit:  http://goo.gl/4F3Fu
Original:  http://goo.gl/4F3Fu
* Lazy v. Yield: Incremental, Linear Pretty-printing
(Kiselyov, Peyton-Jones, Sabry) [pdf]
Domain: cs.indiana.edu, Score: 31, Comments: 54
On Reddit:  http://goo.gl/PfVHl
Original:  http://goo.gl/ub46l
* Call for discussion: OverloadedLists extension
Domain: gist.github.com, Score: 24, Comments: 52
On Reddit:  http://goo.gl/0O1G8
Original:  http://goo.gl/xYyTq
* Real World Haskell: is there a second edition coming?
Domain: self.haskell, Score: 24, Comments: 9
On Reddit:  http://goo.gl/rjjQb
Original:  http://goo.gl/rjjQb
* Introduction to Functional Reactive Programming [video]
Domain: blog.edwardamsden.com, Score: 23, Comments: 3
On Reddit:  http://goo.gl/vSVKP
Original:  http://goo.gl/IH3MF
Top StackOverflow Questions
* What optimizations can GHC be expected to perform reliably?
votes: 27, answers: 2
Read on SO:  http://goo.gl/E6bH4
* A simple example showing that IO doesn't satisfy the monad laws?
votes: 22, answers: 4
Read on SO:  http://goo.gl/YptHT
* Are there any good use cases for OverlappingInstances?
votes: 12, answers: 3
Read on SO:  http://goo.gl/FLChO
* Why is ListT monad transformer considered buggy - what
monad laws it breaks?
votes: 11, answers: 1
Read on SO:  http://goo.gl/HX7Oa
* How to build and use a bootstrap executable in a Cabal package
votes: 10, answers: 1
Read on SO:  http://goo.gl/tvA03
* Continuation passing style representation of types
votes: 10, answers: 1
Read on SO:  http://goo.gl/6R60n
* GHC code generation for type class function calls
votes: 10, answers: 3
Read on SO:  http://goo.gl/3ggvE
* Why inductive datatypes forbid types like `data Bad a = C (Bad a ->
where the type recursion occurs in front of ->?
votes: 10, answers: 2
Read on SO:  http://goo.gl/jtG6d
* Are functions of arity-n really just an n-category due to currying?
Can they be made into a 1-category?
votes: 9, answers: 2
Read on SO:  http://goo.gl/JfJLF
* Setting socket options on OSX
votes: 9, answers: 0
Read on SO:  http://goo.gl/aybHY
Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz
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