[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 148 - January 31, 2010
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Haskell Weekly News
Issue 148 - January 31, 2010
Welcome to issue 148 of HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the
Hello Haskellers, this week begins with a correction. Last week, I
noted a blogpost from one 'Bartek Paczesiowa', I was rapidly informed
of the complete wrongness of this citation. In fact, Bartek's last name
is, and I hope the Unicode makes it through here, 'wikowsk,' and
Paczesiowa is his nickname. Apologies to Bartek, as penance I've reread
your excellent post on your blog. That said, this week's HWN if
packed full of awesome potential naming errors, so I'll let you get to
it. Thus, Haskellers, Your Haskell Weekly News!
haskell-src-exts-1.8.0. Niklas Broberg announced a new release of
Elerea 1.2.3 with some enhancements. Patai Gergely announced his
addition of some new features to the experimental branch of his FRP
hakyll-1.3. Jasper Van der Jeugt announced the release of hakyll
1.3, including several new improvments and changes.
ThreadScope 0.1. Satnam Singh announced the release of Threadscope
0.1, the premier graphical thread profiler.
The Monad.Reader Issue 15. Brent Yorgey announced the most recent
issue of the Monad.Reader, a monthly publication of Haskell Related
expostition and discusson articles.
afv-0.1.0. Tom Hawkins announced a afv-0.1.0, an infinite state
model checker for verifying assertions about embedded C programs.
adaptive-tuple 0.1.0. John Lato announced the initial release of
adaptive-tuple, his library for combining the space-efficient
properties of tuples with the utility of lists.
Job opportunities at Citrix Systems (Cambridge, UK). Matthias Goergens
announced a opportunity available at Citrix Systems in Cambridge,
OT: Literature on translation of lambda calculus to combinators. Dusan
Kolar asked about texts regarding translating the untyped lambda
calculus to a combinator calculus such as SKI or BCKW.
Linguistic hair-splitting. Andrew Coppin asked an interesting
offtopic linguistic question about what we call a number, a field, an
element, and a monad.
Adopting hpodder? John Goerzen asked if there were any interested
adoptive maintainers for his hpodder project. This is an excellent
opportunity for a Haskell Neophyte to help the community and learn
about project management hopefully we can find hpodder a new
Haskell news from the blogosphere. Blog posts from people new
to the Haskell community are marked with >>>, be sure to welcome them!
* Holumbus: HolHac at FH-Wedel.
* ++Arch Haskell Team++: Arch Linux updates to GHC 6.12.
* Neil Brown: Exploring a Communicating Sequential Processes
* The GHC Team: Yielding more improvements in parallel
Quotes of the Week
* Berengal: I'm going to write a module Hmm with a (.) operator in
it, so I can go 'Hmm..' in my code
* clarkb,: in CS they dont teach you to program...You learn Data
Structures, Algorithms, Logic, Discrete Math, Language theory, etc
and happen to pick up programming on the way
* dons: hey i love core. i dream about unboxes
* cale: Differential geometry is the study of manifolds under change
* kmc: the irony being, the abstraction that gets the most
complaining and general noise [from imperative programmers] is the
one that captures imperative programming
* kmc: i am Jack's monad operator
* arw: ...and a basic law of haskell is, 50% of all documentation has
to be monad tutorials :)
* Cale: Here [#haskell], we feed trolls until they explode.
* bartek: It took me 2 years of studying teachings of Oleg Kiselyov
(who was raised among types, where he learned to speak their
language), but finally, I have the solution.
* kmc: I think 250 milliolegs is enough to kill an elephant
olsner: ... to kill an elephant - in the type system!
* syntaxglitch: every time I have a cool idea about something that
might work in Haskell, I go check Oleg's stuff and find that
1) he already did it
2) thought it out better
3) did it incidentally while working on something way more
* DRMacIver:: I dread to think what category theory would look like
after the software engineering world had got their grubby paws on
it. Enterprise variant functors. Commutative UML diagrams.
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