[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 189
Daniel Santa Cruz
dstcruz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 04:14:01 CEST 2011
Welcome to issue 189 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in
the Haskell community during the week of June 26 to July 2, 2011.
It seems that it was a pretty quiet week in the mailing list. There
were no significant announcements made, and the number of threads was
low by comparison. Hope everyone is having a great week!
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Quotes of the Week
* iwtu: [#haskell] is a good channel. Really. People are helpful and
don't deserve killing or eating
* [Cale] Finite dimensional vector spaces over a field F are
algebras for the monad of F-linear combinations of elements of a
[ivanm] oooohhhhh.... _now_ I get you!
* [quicksilver] C++ templates can embed arbitrary computation at
[quicksilver] that alone tells you something about the
complexity of the compiler
[edwardk] yeah. they were accidentally turing complete. (whoops!) ;)
[quicksilver] edwardk: OOPS I ACCIDENTALLY THE WHOLE TARPIT
* bos: other companies use expensive firewalls and crypto hardware to
protect their intellectual secrets. edwardk uses category theory!
* ManuelChakravarty: After all, you can import any C function with a
pure type which also allows you to wreak arbitrary havoc. We enable
the user to disguise arbitrary machine code as a Haskell function
of essentially arbitrary type. In comparison, `unsafePerformIO'
* NihilistDandy: The best part of Haskell is that 80% of module names
can be turned into clever blog titles.
* AlanPerlis: We will never run out of things to program as long as
there is a single program around.
Top Reddit Stories
* Here be dragons: advances in problems you didn't even know you had
Domain: serpentine.com, Score: 78, Comments: 8
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/4RC1W
* A Gentle Introduction to Category Theory
Domain: citeseerx.ist.psu.edu, Score: 33, Comments: 25
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/nb6yJ
* Step-wise evaluation of simple Haskell code to hpaste (via Stepeval)
Domain: chrisdone.com, Score: 33, Comments: 4
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/VaPXN
* Debugging compilers with optimization fuel
Domain: blog.ezyang.com, Score: 30, Comments: 1
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/uUEct
* Fully-Funded PhD Studentship in Functional Programming
Domain: cs.nott.ac.uk, Score: 23, Comments: 5
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/Xa231
* Using Snap in Production!
Domain: cdsmith.wordpress.com, Score: 21, Comments: 20
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/KgKxY
* Monads from Comonads
Domain: comonad.com, Score: 19, Comments: 1
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/1yxKe
* Haskell plugin for IntelliJ IDEA
Domain: code.google.com, Score: 18, Comments: 7
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/DUiWy
* Barnes & Hut simulator in Haskell!
Domain: mortenlysgaard.com, Score: 16, Comments: 4
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/qTKlT
* How do you deal with "long" function bodies?
Domain: self.haskell, Score: 12, Comments: 29
On Reddit: http://goo.gl/sRQy0
Top StackOverflow Questions
* Bentley-Ottmann Algorithm in Haskell?
votes: 31, answers: 1
Read on SO: http://goo.gl/wyJNY
* Haskell approaches to error handling
votes: 22, answers: 3
Read on SO: http://goo.gl/I2dVG
* is point free code more efficient, or just terser?
votes: 16, answers: 2
Read on SO: http://goo.gl/em3uu
* Are distinct open and close delimiters syntactically necessary?
votes: 9, answers: 7
Read on SO: http://goo.gl/roNWE
* How to persist large data for efficient deserialization in Haskell
votes: 8, answers: 1
Read on SO: http://goo.gl/ixalr
* Building with runtime flags using cabal and ghc
votes: 6, answers: 1
Read on SO: http://goo.gl/UyrBs
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Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz
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