[Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 224
Daniel Santa Cruz
dstcruz at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 04:14:05 CEST 2012
Welcome to issue 224 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits
of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the
week of April 15 to 21, 2012.
Announcements
Some of these announcements are a bit behind, for which I apologize.
Better late than never...
The long awaited version of cabal-install is out!
[1] http://goo.gl/LlO7s
Janis Voigtlander is looking for contributors for the May 2012
edition of the Haskell Comunities and Activities Report. If you have
anything Haskell related that you have been working on, make sure to
send Janis a note. The deadline is May 1st.
[2] http://goo.gl/AW3gR
Jeremy O'Donoghue announced the release of wxHaskell 0.90. "his
release represents a significant milestone for us as it includes
support for wxWidgets 2.9.x."
[3] http://goo.gl/vTYTp
Janis Voigtlander also issued a call for papers for the Haskell
Symposium 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark on 13th September, 2012, directly
after ICFP.
[4] http://goo.gl/fR2hB
Eric Kow released the 9th edition of the Parallel Haskell Digest.
[5] http://goo.gl/gBIhK
Quotes of the Week
* TSC: The type families might have little type children
* mm_freak: i'd love to have an embeddable Agda type checker and
evaluator
mm_freak: that would make a great scripting language for haskell
programs
* shachaf: You can't spell "-funsafe" without "fun" and "safe".
* elliott: By the way, I find the inclusion of a package named
"colour" in a section titled "Color" offensive :)
* elliott: I don't think Haskell can ever hope to enter the
enterprise if we can't model non-standard colourblind
observers with it.
* danharaj:oh hey this looks nice.
Mathnerd314: every open-source math library under the sun glued
together into a Python framework
danharaj: nevermind o_o
* elliott: What do we do with people who paste code blocks on IRC? We
yell at them.
* acowley: I am a bull in a math shop
* elliott: I like how edwardk's answer to every question always goes
"most abstract solution to the problem possible -->
microoptimisation details".
elliott: I swear I've seen him go from category theory to unboxed
types and unsafeCoerce in a single line of IRC.
* shachaf: It is a sobering thought that by the time Galois was my
age, he had been dead for almost two months.
Top Reddit Stories
* Why do Monads Matter? (or it's Monad tutorial season again)
Domain: cdsmith.wordpress.com, Score: 64, Comments: 27
On Reddit: [6] http://goo.gl/DCJYV
Original: [7] http://goo.gl/8glhF
* Ur/Web records: can we apply lessons from them to Haskell?
Domain: blog.ezyang.com, Score: 53, Comments:
On Reddit: [8] http://goo.gl/9m3Sw
Original: [9] http://goo.gl/dNcET
* Blank Canvas - a new Haskell graphics library based on HTML5 and <canvas>
Domain: ittc.ku.edu, Score: 42, Comments: 10
On Reddit: [10] http://goo.gl/H3SMB
Original: [11] http://goo.gl/if7kG
* Client Side Yesod, an FRP-inspired approach
Domain: yesodweb.com, Score: 41, Comments: 44
On Reddit: [12] http://goo.gl/gECTq
Original: [13] http://goo.gl/Rn0LS
* Understanding Haskell Kinds
Domain: softwaresimply.blogspot.com, Score: 38, Comments: 18
On Reddit: [14] http://goo.gl/XxiwQ
Original: [15] http://goo.gl/xaqDM
* Adding SIMD Support to Data Parallel Haskell
Domain: ghc-simd.blogspot.co.uk, Score: 35, Comments: 8
On Reddit: [16] http://goo.gl/R8M9L
Original: [17] http://goo.gl/ZeJ7e
* Working With HTML In Haskell
Domain: adit.io, Score: 31, Comments: 24
On Reddit: [18] http://goo.gl/4NMBc
Original: [19] http://goo.gl/EOvM1
* Descending the level ladder
Domain: monoidal.blogspot.com, Score: 26, Comments: 13
On Reddit: [20] http://goo.gl/9IYZL
Original: [21] http://goo.gl/TJm0D
* Why is Haskell so large?
Domain: self.haskell, Score: 25, Comments: 29
On Reddit: [22] http://goo.gl/KQnbj
Original: [23] http://goo.gl/KQnbj
* Parallel Haskell Digest 9: GSoC, STM, SIMD, and the Downfall of
Imperative Programming?
Domain: well-typed.com, Score: 25, Comments: 1
On Reddit: [24] http://goo.gl/Z5bF3
Original: [25] http://goo.gl/eLnVs
* blaze-html 0.5 released
Domain: jaspervdj.be, Score: 25, Comments: 3
On Reddit: [26] http://goo.gl/7XtMD
Original: [27] http://goo.gl/RkbR7
* Four Tips for New Haskell Programmers
Domain: softwaresimply.blogspot.com, Score: 22, Comments: 72
On Reddit: [28] http://goo.gl/GQ4O1
Original: [29] http://goo.gl/Ye57L
* Check for interest - an argument/option parser using type level strings
Domain: self.haskell, Score: 22, Comments: 13
On Reddit: [30] http://goo.gl/eOtE5
Original: [31] http://goo.gl/eOtE5
* New Cabal feature: cabal bench
Domain: blog.johantibell.com, Score: 22, Comments: 3
On Reddit: [32] http://goo.gl/ClkjJ
Original: [33] http://goo.gl/sA3aD
Top StackOverflow Questions
* The Pause monad
votes: 20, answers: 5
Read on SO: [34] http://goo.gl/DNIo1
* To what extent are macros “functions in reverse?”
votes: 15, answers: 6
Read on SO: [35] http://goo.gl/ZoEht
* Curry-Howard isomorphism
votes: 13, answers: 3
Read on SO: [36] http://goo.gl/1pzKd
* How does Djinn work?
votes: 12, answers: 3
Read on SO: [37] http://goo.gl/RnEny
* How is co-recursion handled?
votes: 12, answers: 2
Read on SO: [38] http://goo.gl/DXtj1
* Distinction between typeclasses MonadPlus, Alternative, and Monoid?
votes: 11, answers: 1
Read on SO: [39] http://goo.gl/4LZd7
* Why can't Existential Types use record syntax?
votes: 11, answers: 2
Read on SO: [40] http://goo.gl/4Gn96
* Given a Haskell type signature, is it possible to generate the
code automatically?
votes: 11, answers: 4
Read on SO: [41] http://goo.gl/7Xff3
* Is it possible to force a type to a class in Haskell?
votes: 10, answers: 6
Read on SO: [42] http://goo.gl/SeFpb
* Haskell concurrency - is forkIO really nondeterministic?
votes: 10, answers: 2
Read on SO: [43] http://goo.gl/z2q9Y
* Where to find programming exercises for applicative functors?
votes: 9, answers: 4
Read on SO: [44] http://goo.gl/CXOYU
Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz
References
1. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/19239
2. http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell/2012-April/023244.html
3. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.wxhaskell.general/1178
4. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.science.types.announce/2949
5. http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/97851
6. http://cdsmith.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/why-do-monads-matter/
7. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/sfvbu/why_do_monads_matter_or_its_monad_tutorial_season/
8. http://blog.ezyang.com/2012/04/how-urweb-records-work-and-what-it-might-mean-for-haskell/
9. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/sjoh5/urweb_records_can_we_apply_lessons_from_them_to/
10. http://ittc.ku.edu/csdl/fpg/Tools/BlankCanvas
11. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/seppr/blank_canvas_a_new_haskell_graphics_library_based/
12. http://www.yesodweb.com/blog/2012/04/client-side
13. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/sm72n/client_side_yesod_an_frpinspired_approach/
14. http://softwaresimply.blogspot.com/2012/04/less-travelled-monad-tutorial-part-1.html
15. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/scagx/understanding_haskell_kinds/
16. http://ghc-simd.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/adding-simd-support-to-data-parallel.html
17. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/sfxck/adding_simd_support_to_data_parallel_haskell/
18. http://adit.io/posts/2012-04-14-working_with_HTML_in_haskell.html
19. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/sbxhb/working_with_html_in_haskell/
20. http://monoidal.blogspot.com/2012/04/descending-level-ladder.html
21. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/scq1q/descending_the_level_ladder/
22. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/sb80y/why_is_haskell_so_large/
23. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/sb80y/why_is_haskell_so_large/
24. http://www.well-typed.com/blog/65
25. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/sjbgv/parallel_haskell_digest_9_gsoc_stm_simd_and_the/
26. http://jaspervdj.be/posts/2012-04-21-blaze-html-0.5.html
27. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/sl6ps/blazehtml_05_released/
28. http://softwaresimply.blogspot.com/2012/04/four-tips-for-new-haskell-programmers.html
29. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/sarkz/four_tips_for_new_haskell_programmers/
30. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/sbpmz/check_for_interest_an_argumentoption_parser_using/
31. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/sbpmz/check_for_interest_an_argumentoption_parser_using/
32. http://blog.johantibell.com/2012/04/cabal-bench.html
33. http://www.reddit.com/r/haskell/comments/sfhv3/new_cabal_feature_cabal_bench/
34. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10236953/the-pause-monad
35. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10249110/to-what-extent-are-macros-functions-in-reverse
36. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10212660/curry-howard-isomorphism
37. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10217931/how-does-djinn-work
38. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10257326/how-is-co-recursion-handled
39. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10167879/distinction-between-typeclasses-monadplus-alternative-and-monoid
40. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10192663/why-cant-existential-types-use-record-syntax
41. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10205793/given-a-haskell-type-signature-is-it-possible-to-generate-the-code-automaticall
42. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10211664/is-it-possible-to-force-a-type-to-a-class-in-haskell
43. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10247555/haskell-concurrency-is-forkio-really-nondeterministic
44. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10239630/where-to-find-programming-exercises-for-applicative-functors
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