[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: August 16, 2005
jgoerzen at complete.org
Tue Aug 16 11:49:00 EDT 2005
Haskell Weekly News: August 16, 2005
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* gtk2hs 0.9.9. Axel Simon announced the latest version of this
binding to GTK, primarily containing bugfixes.
* h4sh. Donald Bruce Stewart announced the new Haskell for shell
scripts package. It exposes the Haskell Data.List library for use in
* c2hs 0.14.3. Manuel M. T. Chakravarty released version 0.14.3 of
c2hs. Improvements over 0.14.1 include support for cross-compilation,
gcc's asm construct, better support for hierarchical module syntax,
and new name translation functions.
* magic-haskell. John Goerzen announced the availability of
magic-haskell, a binding to C's libmagic. With it, you can determine
the type of a file by looking at its contents rather than its name.
* AVL 2.2. Adrian Hey released AVL 2.2. It introduces new set
manipulation functions, a new type of zipper, and optimizations for
functions that don't modify a tree.
HWN format changes this week. Based on reader feedback, the New Releases
section has been moved to the top of HWN. Please let me know what you
think. Before you ask, the Darcs and Quotes of the Week sections are
missing because there was no news for them this week.
Static typing. Minh Thu started a discussion about the pros and cons of
static typing and side effects.
Language version pragmas. Bulat Ziganshin proposed a way to specify
what language version and options are used in Haskell sources.
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