[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 150 - February 22, 2010
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Haskell Weekly News
Issue 150 - February 22, 2010
Welcome to issue 150 of HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the
From the very pits of Harddrive failure I return... The Haskell Weekly
News Reborn! Last week, on friday, my HWN machine suffered what can
only be appropriately named a unbelievably poorly timed hard drive
failure, hence the lack of an HWN. I trumphently return this week with
a megaedition. Tons and tons of awesome stuff happened in the last two
weeks. So I won't make you wait any longer, haskellers, your Haskell
vty-ui 0.3. Jonathan Daugherty announced a new version of vty-ui,
featuring a richer rendering engine, generalized text transformations,
and a more functional style.
darcs 2.4 release candidate 2. Reinier Lamers announced a new
release candidate for darcs 2.4.
iteratee-parsec 0.0.1. Maciej Piechotka announced the release of
iteratee-parsec, a library whih provides support for parsec parsers in
an Iteratee monad.
concurrent-extra-0.1. Roel van Dijk announced the release of
concurrent-extra, which provides a few new synchronization primitives.
wyvern, a Dragon Go Server 'client'. wagnerdm announced wyvern, a
Dragon Go Server 'client', which plays moves for you on the Dragon
atom-1.0.0. Tom Hawkins announced a new major release of the atom
Call for Copy: Monad.Reader Issue 16. Brent Yorgey announced the
call for copy for Monad.Reader issue 16.
hmatrix 0.8.3. Alberto Ruiz announced a new version of hmatrix.
First Atlanta Function Programming Users Group Meeting. David
Vollbracht announced the first Atlanta FP Group meetup.
TFP 2010 - Call for Papers and Participation. Simon Marlow
announced a call for papers and particpation in TFP 2010, the 11th
Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming.
CMCS 2010: Call for Short Submissions & Call for Participation.
Alexandra Silva announced a call for short submissions and
participation in the 10th International Workshop on Coalgebraic Methods
in Computer Science.
WGP 2010 Call for Papers. Bruno Oliveira announced a call for
papers for Workshop on Generic Programming.
ICE 2010: First call for papers. Alexandra Silva announced the
first call for papers for ICE2010, the 3rd Interation and Concurrency
Call for Papers: Haskell Symposium 2010. Jeremy.Gibbons announced a
call for papers for the 2010 Haskell Symposium.
Dungeons of Wor - a largish FRP example and a fun game, all in one!
Patai Gergely announced Dungeons of Wor, a Game written in Haskell
using the Elerea library and Functional Reactive Techniques.
The Related monad and constant values in type classes. Jonas Almstroem
Duregard talked about a common pattern which occurs when
associating data with a type (as opposed to a value).
Heterogeneous Data Structures - Nested Pairs and functional references.
Guenther Schmidt asked about different ways to implement
Haskell news from the blogosphere. Blog posts from people new
to the Haskell community are marked with >>>, be sure to welcome them!
* Michael Snoyman: Four HTTP Request Body Interfaces (repost).
* Brent Yorgey: Math.Combinatorics.Multiset.
* Darcs: darcs weekly news #55.
* Galois, Inc: Tech Talk: Modern Benchmarking in Haskell.
* Ketil Malde: Tools for pyrosequencing analysis.
* Arch Haskell News: Arch Haskell News: February 2010.
* Don Stewart (dons): Migrating from uvector to vector.
* GHC / OpenSPARC Project: Memory Barriers and GHC 6.12.1.
* Darcs: darcs weekly news #54.
* Gergely Patai: Behind the dungeons.
* David Amos: How to find a strong generating set.
Quotes of the Week
* fasta: And by cool, I mean 'that is not supposed to happen'.
* uncyclopedia: Calculations which are undefined are denoted by the
_|_ symbol, pronounced Bottom, which the documentation explains as
the compiler giving you the finger.
* Draconx|Laptop: mathematics is the art of finding different ways to
* medfly: Cale, #haskell wants to know all your personal preferences
so we can all copy you
* Cale: Gentoo is a massive waste of electricity.
* hobophobe: So, I can only conclude that Haskell is a memetic virus,
and monads are the eggs it lays out in innocent programming forums
to entice others to become infected.
* benmachine: unsafeCoerce is just a generalisation of id
* jmcarthur: what good is a state monad if your state is basically 'i
have no idea what the hell my state is'?
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