Daniel Santa Cruz | 14 Mar 03:29 2013

Haskell Weekly News: Issue 262

Welcome to issue 262 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits
of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the
week of March 03 to 09, 2013.

Quotes of the Week

   * byorgey: The box does not care whether you think it is stupid. It
     is box.
   * ksf: duh, we can't run out of energy, as there's a fixed amount of
   * shachaf: getLine :: IO String contains a String in the same way
     that /bin/ls contains a list of files
   * macrover: is there a comparison between the various
     streams/pipes/conduits libraries?
     Cale: macrover: I am presently resisting the temptation to make a
     table with the libraries and only one other column which is
     "maximum number of type parameters to a type constructor".
   * tac: It's actually really easy to remember all the numeric
     typeclasses in Haskell. Just think about what makes sense... then
     make sure whatever your answer is is not that

Top Reddit Stories

   * I can't shake the impression that FRP code is just awful to read. Thoughts?
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 63, Comments: 87
     On Reddit: [1] http://goo.gl/xKrMm
     Original: [2] http://goo.gl/xKrMm

   * Announcing: first release of io-streams
     Domain: snapframework.com, Score: 58, Comments: 125
     On Reddit: [3] http://goo.gl/w53bU
     Original: [4] http://goo.gl/B1ren

   * School of Haskell Goes Public -- learning and teaching Haskell
     Domain: haskell.fpcomplete.com, Score: 50, Comments: 26
     On Reddit: [5] http://goo.gl/YPaqA
     Original: [6] http://goo.gl/4izHq

   * Announcing http-streams, a new HTTP client library for Haskell using 
     the Snap Framework's io-streams.
     Domain: blogs.operationaldynamics.com, Score: 43, Comments: 20
     On Reddit: [7] http://goo.gl/QKVez
     Original: [8] http://goo.gl/qygmB

   * How OCaml type checker works -- or what polymorphism and garbage 
     collection have in common
     Domain: okmij.org, Score: 43, Comments: 2
     On Reddit: [9] http://goo.gl/0CtFH
     Original: [10] http://goo.gl/7wmWm

   * Yann Esposito's "Haskell Fast & Hard": A fast-paced tutorial for 
     Haskell beginners
     Domain: fpcomplete.com, Score: 42, Comments: 16
     On Reddit: [11] http://goo.gl/utdiI
     Original: [12] http://goo.gl/ovldG

   * hArduino: Control your Arduino board from Haskell
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 41, Comments: 3
     On Reddit: [13] http://goo.gl/27Ilp
     Original: [14] http://goo.gl/27Ilp

   * binary 0.7
     Domain: lennartkolmodin.blogspot.ru, Score: 35, Comments: 14
     On Reddit: [15] http://goo.gl/VcusD
     Original: [16] http://goo.gl/LEwBA

   * IRC Browse: #haskell — first release
     Domain: ircbrowse.net, Score: 35, Comments: 33
     On Reddit: [17] http://goo.gl/3oDKs
     Original: [18] http://goo.gl/MXygv

   * Responsive design with Clay
     Domain: fvisser.nl, Score: 28, Comments: 5
     On Reddit: [19] http://goo.gl/0ZLuU
     Original: [20] http://goo.gl/lQ58q

   * The 'build' function explained
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 28, Comments: 9
     On Reddit: [21] http://goo.gl/vlPaF
     Original: [22] http://goo.gl/vlPaF

   * How (the syntactic type equality of) GADTs inhibit abstraction
     Domain: lukepalmer.wordpress.com, Score: 26, Comments: 26
     On Reddit: [23] http://goo.gl/fD8j9
     Original: [24] http://goo.gl/PY1bj

   * Caledon 2.0: Consistency & IO. Now based on the calculus of constructions.
     Domain: github.com, Score: 21, Comments: 7
     On Reddit: [25] http://goo.gl/W2qP6
     Original: [26] http://goo.gl/rnwSY

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * Are thread pools needed for pure Haskell code?
     votes: 27, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [27] http://goo.gl/Pmrhi

   * Independent subset of cabal packages set
     votes: 21, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [28] http://goo.gl/qBuws

   * Should I use a lexer when using a parser combinator library like Parsec?
     votes: 19, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [29] http://goo.gl/6Dfd8

   * Current state of Haskell soft real-time
     votes: 9, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [30] http://goo.gl/ueRhX

   * Difference for ncurses between interpreted and compiled Haskell?
     votes: 9, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [31] http://goo.gl/QnKAQ

   * More fun with applicative functors
     votes: 8, answers: 5
     Read on SO: [32] http://goo.gl/pykvJ

   * What's the real benefit of conduit's upstream type parameter?
     votes: 8, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [33] http://goo.gl/RdIUU

   * What's the benefit of conduit's leftovers?
     votes: 8, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [34] http://goo.gl/oqnty

Until next time,
+Daniel Santa Cruz


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