[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 191

Daniel Santa Cruz dstcruz at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 01:34:13 CEST 2011

   Welcome to issue 191 of the HWN, a newsletter covering developments in
   the Haskell community. This release covers the week of July 10 to
   16, 2011.
   [1] http://haskell.org/

   You can find the HTML (and mobile) version of the issue at:


   Brent Yorgey put out a call for articles for the next Monad.Reader,
   which will be focused on parallelism and concurrency.
   [2] http://goo.gl/Qh6na

Quotes of the Week

   * PenguinOfDoom: Being enlightened gentlemen, we split all
     programming languages into two groups, sucks and doesn't-suck and
     put all of them into the first group.

   * cmccann: beta reducing the chainsaws can be tricky

   * kmc: edwardk measures API lifetime in hours

   * _Ray_: the difference in mathematical/CS knowledge of the average
     haskeller, and the average PHPer, is likely similar to that of the
     average PHPer and a banana

   * quicksilver: [on LYAH] by the time I read it I knew everything it
     was trying to teach, so I just thought "Yay! Cute caterpillar".

   * edwardk: shapr is the only person i know of who just decides to
     drive across the country with a car full of machetes

   * copumpkin is now known as contrapumpkin. contrapumpkin is now known
     as yoda. yoda is now known as coyoda.
        + Eduard_Munteanu: Yonoda
        + coedwardk: i keep reading coyoda as coyoneda
        + monochrom: I read it as toyota
        + Eduard_Munteanu: Mmm, the monad is strong in this one...
        + monochrom: rumours actually say that it should be toyoda but
          the japaneses want it easier on americans, so toyota

Top Reddit Stories

   * The Haskell School of Music - new book being written by Paul Hudak
     Domain: plucky.cs.yale.edu, Score: 66, Comments: 9
     On Reddit: [3] http://goo.gl/9Jjrd
     Original: [4] http://goo.gl/r54xG

   * Confusion between (.) and ($) operators
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 41, Comments: 27
     On Reddit: [5] http://goo.gl/eFqRj
     Original: [6] http://goo.gl/eFqRj

   * Fitter, happier, more productive UTF-8 decoding
     Domain: serpentine.com, Score: 35, Comments: 6
     On Reddit: [7] http://goo.gl/o2REx
     Original: [8] http://goo.gl/dKB04

   * Static Single Assignment for Functional Programmers
     Domain: wingolog.org, Score: 30, Comments:
     On Reddit: [9] http://goo.gl/13sSP
     Original: [10] http://goo.gl/90MEH

   * [GSoC] Text/UTF-8: Initial results
     Domain: jaspervdj.be, Score: 29, Comments: 14
     On Reddit: [11] http://goo.gl/nJ4pJ
     Original: [12] http://goo.gl/uPkBl

   * Data Driven Programming in haskell - live screencast. What are
your tips/suggestions?
     Domain: entirelysubjective.com, Score: 29, Comments: 17
     On Reddit: [13] http://goo.gl/kIiX8
     Original: [14] http://goo.gl/28k6p

   * Ur/Web is hiring: web metaprogramming with class
     Domain: haskell.org, Score: 28, Comments: 11
     On Reddit: [15] http://goo.gl/nWf5S
     Original: [16] http://goo.gl/l9HhI

   * Monads in C++. Bartosz Milewski's Programming Cafe
     Domain: bartoszmilewski.wordpress.com, Score: 23, Comments: 0
     On Reddit: [17] http://goo.gl/IJnVa
     Original: [18] http://goo.gl/Bq4Lq

   * The Typeable class is changing
     Domain: haskell.org, Score: 22, Comments: 2
     On Reddit: [19] http://goo.gl/x1InO
     Original: [20] http://goo.gl/E2jVK

   * Reverse Engineering of Compiled Haskell
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 18, Comments: 22
     On Reddit: [21] http://goo.gl/GCrfN
     Original: [22] http://goo.gl/GCrfN

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * Haskell - How to avoid typing the same context over and over again?
     votes: 18, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [23] http://goo.gl/0h1qF

   * Haskell iteratee: simple worked example of stripping trailing whitespace
     votes: 14, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [24] http://goo.gl/bYujx

   * Parametrised data type in Scala
     votes: 12, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [25] http://goo.gl/4NyZw

   * How to organize Haskell modules with instances: stick to data
type vs type class?
     votes: 10, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [26] http://goo.gl/Tivoh

   * On improving Haskell's performance compared to C in fibonacci
     votes: 10, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [27] http://goo.gl/q5O8Q

   * Constructing a tuple (or list) from already-existing objects -
what is the cost?
     votes: 9, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [28] http://goo.gl/UuKft

   * Writing A Function Polymorphic In A Type Family
     votes: 9, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [29] http://goo.gl/vPpoH

   * Haskell Lazy ByteString + read/write progress function
     votes: 9, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [30] http://goo.gl/LfNEN

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   Until next time,
   Daniel Santa Cruz


 1. http://haskell.org/
 2. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/18844
 3. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/in1my/the_haskell_school_of_music_new_book_being/
 4. http://plucky.cs.yale.edu/cs431/reading.htm
 5. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ipfok/confusion_between_and_operators/
 6. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ipfok/confusion_between_and_operators/
 7. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/im82t/fitter_happier_more_productive_utf8_decoding/
 8. http://www.serpentine.com/blog/2011/07/11/fitter-happier-more-productive-utf-8-decoding/
 9. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ip2de/static_single_assignment_for_functional/
10. http://wingolog.org/archives/2011/07/12/static-single-assignment-for-functional-programmers/
11. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ilif5/gsoc_textutf8_initial_results/
12. http://jaspervdj.be/posts/2011-07-10-text-utf8-initial-results.html
13. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/insp1/data_driven_programming_in_haskell_live/
14. http://entirelysubjective.com/programming/data-driven-programming-haskell-1/
15. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/ips56/urweb_is_hiring_web_metaprogramming_with_class/
16. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2011-July/093994.html
17. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/imzaj/monads_in_c_bartosz_milewskis_programming_cafe/
18. http://bartoszmilewski.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/monads-in-c/
19. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/imm0j/the_typeable_class_is_changing/
20. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/2011-July/093947.html
21. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/iqz0l/reverse_engineering_of_compiled_haskell/
22. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/iqz0l/reverse_engineering_of_compiled_haskell/
23. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6706248/haskell-how-to-avoid-typing-the-same-context-over-and-over-again
24. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6643495/haskell-iteratee-simple-worked-example-of-stripping-trailing-whitespace
25. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6694269/parametrised-data-type-in-scala
26. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6641105/how-to-organize-haskell-modules-with-instances-stick-to-data-type-vs-type-class
27. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6716315/on-improving-haskells-performance-compared-to-c-in-fibonacci-micro-benchmark
28. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6655902/constructing-a-tuple-or-list-from-already-existing-objects-what-is-the-cost
29. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6663547/writing-a-function-polymorphic-in-a-type-family
30. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6668716/haskell-lazy-bytestring-read-write-progress-function

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