Daniel Santa Cruz | 3 May 04:25 2012

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 225

  Welcome to issue 225 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits
  of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the
  week of April 22 to 28, 2012.


  Matthias Fischmann made a call for participation to the Hong Kong
  Haskell hackathon, with tentative dates of May 11-13 or 25-27. Follow
  to link for more information.
  [1] http://goo.gl/9sRLF

  HacPhi, the hackathon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, will be
  held between August 3-5, 2012.
  [2] http://goo.gl/Rm2qH

Quotes of the Week

   * lambdabot was last seen on #haskell 1 hour, 37 minutes and 46
     seconds ago, saying: <IO ()>

   * elliott: oh, it's not haskell-cafe? that explains the reasonable
              responses ["it" = GHC mailing list]

   * Morandat: "The astute reader will have noticed that the above
               example clashes with our claim that R is lexically
               scoped. As is often the case, R is lexically scoped
               up to the point it is not."

   * quicksilver: lisp doesn't have equational reasoning so there is
                  nothing to lose :)
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Daniel Santa Cruz | 10 May 00:39 2012

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 226

Welcome to issue 226 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits
of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the
week of April 29 to May 5, 2012.

Quotes of the Week

   * acowley: I write the most complicated bottoms

   * Cale: OpenGL is the Rubik's Cube of graphics libraries. It's nearly
           impossible to change some things without affecting other things

Top Reddit Stories

   * HJ — Haskell-to-JavaScript compiler (WIP)
     Domain: chrisdone.com, Score: 74, Comments: 23
     On Reddit: [1] http://goo.gl/gP51N
     Original:  [2] http://goo.gl/g32rz

   * Life Without Objects
     Domain: skipoleschris.blogspot.co.uk, Score: 52, Comments: 17
     On Reddit: [3] http://goo.gl/LZmLC
     Original:  [4] http://goo.gl/NLhKH

   * New major release of the containers package
     Domain: blog.johantibell.com, Score: 52, Comments: 25
     On Reddit: [5] http://goo.gl/yjblJ
     Original:  [6] http://goo.gl/DKlmd

   * Haskell and the World: Encodings and the Common Misuse of ByteString
     Domain: a-dimit.blogspot.com, Score: 50, Comments: 27
     On Reddit: [7] http://goo.gl/WloCn
     Original:  [8] http://goo.gl/oeIIW

   * How to write hybrid CPU/GPU programs with Haskell
     Domain: parfunk.blogspot.com.au, Score: 48, Comments: 3
     On Reddit: [9] http://goo.gl/u9A9l
     Original: [10] http://goo.gl/s917R

   * phantom tainting with kind error messages
     Domain: article.gmane.org, Score: 35, Comments: 5
     On Reddit: [11] http://goo.gl/V9qRd
     Original:  [12] http://goo.gl/cx4cD

   * Annotated slides: Comparing Dynamic and Static Language Approaches to 
     Web Frameworks (Rails vs Yesod)
     Domain: cs.kent.ac.uk, Score: 32, Comments: 11
     On Reddit: [13] http://goo.gl/jE2iK
     Original:  [14] http://goo.gl/2dIjQ

   * SPJ talk: Towards Haskell in the Cloud
     Domain: skillsmatter.com, Score: 30, Comments: 16
     On Reddit: [15] http://goo.gl/fVc0e
     Original:  [16] http://goo.gl/NMtPD

   * hotswap -- a simple, high level interface to plugins for hotswapping code
     Domain: hackage.haskell.org, Score: 29, Comments: 8
     On Reddit: [17] http://goo.gl/kvhOS
     Original:  [18] http://goo.gl/VMAe0

   * Online Haskell typechecker
     Domain: haskellonline.org, Score: 29, Comments: 12
     On Reddit: [19] http://goo.gl/uV3HY
     Original:  [20] http://goo.gl/lSwhb

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * Algebraically interpreting polymorphism
     votes: 21, answers: 5
     Read on SO: [21] http://goo.gl/7krnc

   * Absolute value of negative zero - bug, or a part of the floating 
     point standard?
     votes: 16, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [22] http://goo.gl/HDpRc

   * how to implement doubly linked lists
     votes: 10, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [23] http://goo.gl/hXyDM

   * GHC type inference for higher rank types - assigning to monotypes
     votes: 10, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [24] http://goo.gl/TqYtX

   * Communication between Java and Haskell
     votes: 9, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [25] http://goo.gl/zMYwx

   * Default constraint kinds are ignored
     votes: 9, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [26] http://goo.gl/AElL4

   * Scrap Your Boilerplate equivalent in Scala?
     votes: 7, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [27] http://goo.gl/Cd7k4

   * Does the chain function in underscore.js create a monad?
     votes: 7, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [28] http://goo.gl/DUYkB

   * Why do Haskell list comprehensions with multiple generators treat the 
     rightmost generator as the tightest loop?
     votes: 6, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [29] http://goo.gl/BnndW

   * Haskell records, cleaner approach?
     votes: 6, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [30] http://goo.gl/MymyL

Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz


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