[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 85 - September 13, 2008

Brent Yorgey byorgey at seas.upenn.edu
Sat Sep 13 19:07:27 EDT 2008

Haskell Weekly News
Issue 85 - September 13, 2008

   Welcome to issue 85 of HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the
   [1]Haskell community.


   citeproc-hs. Andrea Rossato [2]announced the first release of
   [3]citeproc-hs, a Haskell implementation of the [4]Citation Style
   Language. citeproc-hs adds a Bibtex-like citation and bibliographic
   formatting and generation facility to [5]Pandoc.

   Twidge. John Goerzen [6]announced the release of [7]Twidge, a
   command-line Twitter and Identi.ca client.

   Real World HAppS: Cabalized, Self-Demoing HAppS Tutorial (Version 3).
   Thomas Hartman [8]announced a new version of [9]happs-tutorial, with a
   correspondingly updated [10]online demo.

   generic list functions fixed. Jim Apple reported that genericTake,
   genericDrop, and genericSplitAt have [11]been fixed so they are now
   total functions (they used to fail on negative integer inputs, unlike
   their ungeneric counterparts).

   The Monad.Reader (13) - Call for copy. Wouter Swierstra [12]announced a
   call for copy for Issue 13 of the [13]Monad.Reader. The deadline for
   submitting articles is February 13, 2009.

   Heads Up: code.haskell.org is upgrading to darcs 2. Duncan Coutts
   [14]announced that /usr/bin/darcs on code.haskell.org will soon be
   upgraded to version 2. Most users should be unaffected as darcs 2 works
   just fine with repositories in darcs 1 format, and has been extensively
   tested for correctness.


   packages and QuickCheck. Conal Elliott [15]asked what methods of
   organization people use to package up QuickCheck tests for their

   Hackage needs a theme song!. Jason Dagit wrote a [16]theme song for


   Gamr7. Lionel Barret De Nazaris [17]announced that [18]Gamr7, a startup
   in France focused on procedural city generation for the game and
   simulation market, is looking for a senior developer/technical

   senior role at Credit Suisse. Ganesh Sittampalam [19]announced that
   [20]Credit Suisse is seeking to recruit an expert in functional
   programming for a senior role in the Global Modelling and Analytics
   Group (GMAG) in the Securities Division.

Blog noise

   [21]Haskell news from the [22]blogosphere.
     * Douglas M. Auclair (geophf): [23]What is declarative programming?.
     * John Goerzen (CosmicRay): [24]New Twitter Client: Twidge.
     * Mark Jason Dominus: [25]Return return. Mark's mind is blown by the
       code "return return" appearing in a paper by Mark Jones.
     * Eric Kow (kowey): [26]darcs weekly news #3.
     * Ketil Malde: [27]The FastQ file format for sequences.
     * >>> Nathan Sanders: [28]Real World Haskell. Nathan experiments with
       porting some of his Python code to Haskell.
     * Andrea Vezzosi (Saizan): [29]Results from GSoC. Andrea's GSoC work
       on a high-level dependency framework for Cabal is going to be
       released in a separate package for now, [30]hbuild.
     * >>> Ricky Clarkson: [31]An IRC Bot in Haskell, 20% code, 80% GRR.
       Ricky shares his experiences, frustrations, and eventual success
       writing a simple IRC bot in Haskell.
     * >>> Yaakov Nemoy: [32]Xmonad 0.8 released.
     * Luke Palmer: [33]The problem with Coq. ...is, according to Luke,
       that it doesn't have a nice graphical interface.
     * >>> James Cowie: [34]Haskell! yes no?. James dives into learning
       some Haskell. Verdict so far: a "very nice language".

Quotes of the Week

     * EvilTerran: this is hard to express in this type system. i'm going
       to make my own type system instead!

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   1. http://haskell.org/
   2. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/44471
   3. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/citeproc%2Dhs
   4. http://xbiblio.sourceforge.net/csl/
   5. http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/
   6. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/44453
   7. http://software.complete.org/twidge
   8. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/44410
   9. http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/happs-tutorial
  10. http://happstutorial.com:5001/
  11. http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/2533
  12. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/16420
  13. http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/The_Monad.Reader
  14. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/16419
  15. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/44259
  16. http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/44450
  17. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/44211
  18. http://www.gamr7.com/
  19. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/16422
  20. http://www.credit-suisse.com/
  21. http://planet.haskell.org/
  22. http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Blog_articles
  23. http://logicaltypes.blogspot.com/2008/09/what-is-declarative-programming.html
  24. http://changelog.complete.org/posts/752-New-Twitter-Client-Twidge.html
  25. http://blog.plover.com/prog/springschool95.html
  26. http://koweycode.blogspot.com/2008/09/darcs-weekly-news-3.html
  27. http://blog.malde.org/index.php/2008/09/09/the-fastq-file-format-for-sequences/
  28. http://sandersn.com/blog/index.php?title=real_world_haskell
  29. http://vezzosi.blogspot.com/2008/09/even-if-this-blog-has-been-silent-since.html
  30. http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/wiki/HBuild
  31. http://rickyclarkson.blogspot.com/2008/09/irc-bot-in-haskell-20-code-80-grr.html
  32. http://loupgaroublond.blogspot.com/2008/09/xmonad-08-released.html
  33. http://luqui.org/blog/archives/2008/09/07/the-problem-with-coq/
  34. http://www.jcowie.co.uk/2008/09/haskell-yes-no/
  35. http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/haskell
  36. http://sequence.complete.org/
  37. http://planet.haskell.org/
  38. http://sequence.complete.org/node/feed
  39. http://haskell.org/
  40. http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/HWN
  41. http://code.haskell.org/~byorgey/code/hwn/

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