[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 140 - November 22, 2009
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Haskell Weekly News
Issue 140 - November 22, 2009
Welcome to issue 140 of HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the
Apologies for the somewhat late edition, I got back late from the
NES/MAA conference yesterday in Springfield, MA, and was generally too
exhausted from all the math competing and giving of talks that HWN
could not compete with the appeal of sleeping... This week there was a
new edition of the HCAR, plenty of good discussion about Iteratee's and
the Type Directed Name Resolution proposal, altogether a busy week. So
here it is, your Haskell Weekly News!
[BostonHaskell] Next meeting: November 24th at MIT (32-G882). Ravi
Nanavati announced the next meeting of BAHUG.
Haskell Communities and Activities Report (17th ed., November 2009).
Janis Voigtlaender announced the new edition of the Haskell
Communities and Activities Report.
Call for Participation - PEPM'10 (co-located with POPL'10). Janis
Voigtlaender announced a call for participation for PEPM 2010.
LambdaCube engine and Bullet physics binding. Csaba Hruska announced
a binding to the LambdaCube and Bullet engines.
ICFP '10: Second call for workshop proposals. Wouter Swierstra
announced a second call for workshop proposals for ICFP 2010.
deepseq-220.127.116.11. Simon Marlow announced version 18.104.22.168 of `deepseq`
wcwidth-0.0.1. Jason Dusek announced a small package which provides
binding to wchar.h, which assigns a column width to unicode characters.
gnome-keyring 0.1 (bindings to libgnome-keyring). John Millikin
announced a set of bindings to the GNOME keyring libraries.
attempt. Michael Snoyman announced a new release of the `attempt`
control-monad-failure and safe-failure. Michael Snoyman also
announced a new version of `control-monad-failure` and `safe-failure`.
Announcing the GHC Bug Sweep. Simon Marlow announced the GHC bug
sweep, to help weed out the GHC Trac of old bugs, and also to get warm
fuzzy feelings from helping everyone's favorite compiler devs.
New Industrial Haskell Group membership options. Duncan Coutts
announced some new membership options for the the Industrial
Haskell Group (IHG)
bindings-SDL 1.0.2, the domain specific language for FFI description.
Mauricio Antunes announced a new version of the bindings-SDL
wxHaskell 0.12.1.2. Jeremy O'Donoghue announced a release of the
wxHaskell package, including new improved support for installation via
cabal on any system, with only a minor caveat on Windows.
TFP 2010 - Call for Papers. TFP 2010 announced a call for papers
for TFP 2010, the 11th symposium on Trends in Functional Programming.
Reminder: Fun in the afternoon, MSR Cambridge, 26 Nov. Simon Marlow
announced a final reminder for the `Fun in the Afternoon` meeting,
which will be at MSR Cambridge on the 26th of November (ED:
Thanksgiving for us Americans, if only there were some way to combine
turkey-oriented gluttony with Functional programming...).
Job at the University of Technology in Cottbus. Wolfgang Jeltsch
announced a job opening at the University of Technology in Cottbus.
Scottish Category Theory Seminar. Conor McBride announced the first
meeting of Scottish Category Theory Seminar, a forum for discussion of
all aspects of Category Theory, be they pure or applied. (ED: I am
fighting very hard to not make some sort of Braveheart Joke...)
Iteratee question. Valery V. Vorotyntsev asked about using
iteratee's in his binary data parser code.
Haskell as an alternative to Java. Philippos Apolinarius wondered
whether Haskell would make for a good Java alternative.
Status of TypeDirectedNameResolution proposal? Levi Greenspan asked
about the status of the TDNR proposal.
Typef*ck: Brainf*ck in the type system. Johnny Morrice showed us
his implementation of everyone's favorite profane programming
language... in the type system.
Could someone teach me why we use Data.Monoid? Magicloud Magiclouds
requested some insight to why we use monoids so much in Haskell,
leading to a fantastic discussion of all the myriad places Monoids pop
up in both Haskell and in Math in general.
Haskell news from the blogosphere. Blog posts from people new
to the Haskell community are marked with >>>, be sure to welcome them!
* Neil Brown: The Operators and Monoids of CHP.
* Philip Wadler: A list is an odd creature, take 2.
* Darcs: darcs hacking sprint 3 report.
* Mikael Vejdemo Johansson (Syzygy-): [MATH198] Lecture 9 posted
* Gergely Patai: LambdaCube and Bullet on Hackage at last.
* David Amos: Three new modules in HaskellForMaths.
* Darcs: darcs weekly news #46.
* Christophe Poucet (vincenz): Setting up iptables to throttle
* Ivan Lazar Miljenovic: Waddaya know, testing WORKS!.
* Neil Mitchell: Reviewing View Patterns.
* Neil Brown: An Introduction to Communicating Sequential
* Joachim Breitner: Darcs Hacking Sprint: Mission Complete.
* Ivan Lazar Miljenovic: Past, Present and PEPM.
* Erik de Castro Lopo: Hacking DDC..
* Dan Piponi (sigfpe): Haskell Monoids and their Uses.
* Joachim Breitner: Arrived at the Darcs hacking sprint.
Quotes of the Week
* Apocalisp: You can't have your baby and eat it too
* tensorpudding: so you boil lisp for an hour to sift out the
parentheses and impurities, make a whitespace sauce with liberal
syntactic sugar, and you have haskell a la mode
* ddarius: I'm not aware of anything (including C++) that can
seamlessly talk to C++ code.
* ksf: is Data.Data.Data some kind of reference to swedish chefs?
* IceDane: [on escaping an imperative mindset]: <kmc> i recommend
heavy drinking <IceDane> I've tried that. I just have fun and wake
up and feel like shit the day after. but still think in loops.
* jpet: Ok, after studying the generated core a bit, I can conclude
that generated core is somewhat hard to follow.
* Adamant: [on the update complexity of Data.Map] I read that as
* skorpan: I did not have impure relations with that language
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