Daniel Santa Cruz | 23 Aug 01:49 2012
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Haskell Weekly News: Issue 241

Welcome to issue 241 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits
of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the
week of August 12 to 18, 2012.

Quotes of the Week

   * monochrom: seq is a suggestion. pseq is an order.

   * johnw: Haskell is like using a finely crafted blade to whittle
     yourself a canoe, as your friends pass by on their cruise liner and
     wonder what you're up to

Top Reddit Stories

   * Yesod gets financial backing.
     Domain: yesodweb.com, Score: 76, Comments: 23
     On Reddit: [1] http://goo.gl/isVxZ
     Original: [2] http://goo.gl/aTtqC

   * The category design pattern
     Domain: haskellforall.com, Score: 65, Comments: 32
     On Reddit: [3] http://goo.gl/Owrgh
     Original: [4] http://goo.gl/iDEen

   * I remember the time before monads | free variable
     Domain: free-variable.org, Score: 64, Comments: 5
     On Reddit: [5] http://goo.gl/41Utn
     Original: [6] http://goo.gl/febU9

   * GHC 7.6.1 Release Candidate 1
     Domain: haskell.org, Score: 55, Comments: 33
     On Reddit: [7] http://goo.gl/weAei
     Original: [8] http://goo.gl/QHtd7

   * PVP: upper bounds are not our friends
     Domain: haskell.org, Score: 49, Comments: 94
     On Reddit: [9] http://goo.gl/8ihwE
     Original: [10] http://goo.gl/0YbGl

   * MongoDB on the hunt for Haskell Evangelist
     Domain: haskellers.com, Score: 36, Comments: 17
     On Reddit: [11] http://goo.gl/X1WLL
     Original: [12] http://goo.gl/TYDdE

   * Raspberry Pi in a Haskell Cloud
     Domain: alenribic.com, Score: 33, Comments: 6
     On Reddit: [13] http://goo.gl/esAHP
     Original: [14] http://goo.gl/me7ob

   * Practical Foundations for Programming Languages (first impressions)
     Domain: blog.ezyang.com, Score: 30, Comments: 
     On Reddit: [15] http://goo.gl/FjrY1
     Original: [16] http://goo.gl/8AzpC

   * Scoutess GSoC project finished!
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 28, Comments: 4
     On Reddit: [17] http://goo.gl/hRzvC
     Original: [18] http://goo.gl/hRzvC

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * Subtype polymorphism in Haskell
     votes: 17, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [19] http://goo.gl/xERPq

   * Is it possible to use a bracketing syntactic sugar for an 
     applicative functor?
     votes: 14, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [20] http://goo.gl/3EH63

   * Useful operations on free arrows
     votes: 11, answers: 0
     Read on SO: [21] http://goo.gl/BQ6ry

   * Against cold boot attacks: how to restrain sensitive information in Haskell
     votes: 9, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [22] http://goo.gl/kUOn2

   * GHCi and compiled code seem to behave differently
     votes: 7, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [23] http://goo.gl/q8yJi

   * Implementing Iota in Haskell
     votes: 7, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [24] http://goo.gl/KonKf

   * Understanding STG
     votes: 6, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [25] http://goo.gl/uQmKn

   * Quickcheck for non-boolean tests
     votes: 6, answers: 0
     Read on SO: [26] http://goo.gl/on6jt

   * Screen capture in Haskell?
     votes: 6, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [27] http://goo.gl/7xIX5

   * typeclass challenge: having both variadic arguments and results
     votes: 6, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [28] http://goo.gl/8aA6Z

Until next time,
Daniel Santa Cruz

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