Daniel Santa Cruz | 11 Apr 03:27 2013
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Haskell Weekly News: Issue 265

Welcome to issue 265 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits
of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the
week of March 31 to April 6, 2013.

Quotes of the Week

   * Jafet: Haskell is an abstract research language used only in
     academia, education, banking, stock trading, circuit design,
     embedded systems, cryptography, operating systems research,
     bioinformatics, phone apps, and web services.

   * monochrom: primop is where the turtle tower ends and the russian
     dolls begin!

   * sclv: haha. i love this stuff but if i bury myself in it my head
     will start spinning around like exorcist and i will start spitting
     blood

Top Reddit Stories

   * Haskell beats C using generalised stream fusion - Geoff Mainland, 
     Simon Peyton Jones, Simon Marlow, Roman Leshchinskiy. Submitted to ICFP 2013 [PDF]
     Domain: research.microsoft.com, Score: 106, Comments: 47
     On Reddit: [1] http://goo.gl/Ui7bS
     Original: [2] http://goo.gl/es51B

   * Functor is now a superclass of Monad in GHC HEAD
     Domain: darcs.haskell.org, Score: 87, Comments: 33
     On Reddit: [3] http://goo.gl/B1LYf
     Original: [4] http://goo.gl/JiunP

   * Yet Another Lambda Blog » Haskell as fast as C: A case study
     Domain: lambda.jstolarek.com, Score: 61, Comments: 25
     On Reddit: [5] http://goo.gl/cemyl
     Original: [6] http://goo.gl/uCbTd

   * Beautiful Concurrency - a series of articles by Simon Peyton-Jones - on 
     FP Complete School of Haskell
     Domain: fpcomplete.com, Score: 60, Comments: 20
     On Reddit: [7] http://goo.gl/pWAA4
     Original: [8] http://goo.gl/ynFG8

   * Web Woes for Haskell
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 43, Comments: 42
     On Reddit: [9] http://goo.gl/vl13n
     Original: [10] http://goo.gl/vl13n

   * Cap'n Proto: faster protocol buffers, written in Haskell & C++
     Domain: kentonv.github.com, Score: 42, Comments: 11
     On Reddit: [11] http://goo.gl/6Qwza
     Original: [12] http://goo.gl/94iip

   * Resource limits for Haskell
     Domain: blog.ezyang.com, Score: 38, Comments: 1
     On Reddit: [13] http://goo.gl/01WPS
     Original: [14] http://goo.gl/KjwNx

   * Dependent Types - A New Paradigm? by Paul Callaghan
     Domain: pragprog.com, Score: 33, Comments: 1
     On Reddit: [15] http://goo.gl/Gjs3K
     Original: [16] http://goo.gl/4wbYa

   * So I accidentally a profunctors tutorial
     Domain: fpcomplete.com, Score: 31, Comments: 43
     On Reddit: [17] http://goo.gl/QnzoR
     Original: [18] http://goo.gl/VDlYh

   * UPenn CIS 194: Intro to Haskell, Instructor: Brent Yorgey
     Domain: seas.upenn.edu, Score: 31, Comments: 4
     On Reddit: [19] http://goo.gl/zXgrM
     Original: [20] http://goo.gl/OC3x1

   * Sorting with Agda
     Domain: mazzo.li, Score: 30, Comments: 33
     On Reddit: [21] http://goo.gl/rkq58
     Original: [22] http://goo.gl/8GRCF

   * Announcing The Pragmatic Haskeller
     Domain: cakesolutions.net, Score: 29, Comments: 7
     On Reddit: [23] http://goo.gl/3ahrb
     Original: [24] http://goo.gl/AsOKQ

   * Flavours of free applicative functors
     Domain: ro-che.info, Score: 27, Comments: 6
     On Reddit: [25] http://goo.gl/oE2sk
     Original: [26] http://goo.gl/sE5VD

   * Free Applicative Functors (ICFP submission)
     Domain: paolocapriotti.com, Score: 25, Comments: 11
     On Reddit: [27] http://goo.gl/2dB7B
     Original: [28] http://goo.gl/VWnHG

   * Handling out of memory?
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 25, Comments: 17
     On Reddit: [29] http://goo.gl/mGwUt
     Original: [30] http://goo.gl/mGwUt

   * hydra-print - visualizing multiple texts streams
     Domain: parfunk.blogspot.se, Score: 24, Comments: 7
     On Reddit: [31] http://goo.gl/uToAZ
     Original: [32] http://goo.gl/lc70w

   * Lazy IO breaks equational reasoning
     Domain: okmij.org, Score: 24, Comments: 124
     On Reddit: [33] http://goo.gl/48f0h
     Original: [34] http://goo.gl/m8Vbr

   * Haskell on Windows
     Domain: gundersen.net, Score: 23, Comments: 14
     On Reddit: [35] http://goo.gl/oRV4B
     Original: [36] http://goo.gl/0hOL4

   * Constrained Monads (GADTs indexed by Constraint)
     Domain: ittc.ku.edu, Score: 21, Comments: 7
     On Reddit: [37] http://goo.gl/lVRpl
     Original: [38] http://goo.gl/jtbU3

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * Simple examples to illustrate Category, Monoid and Monad?
     votes: 28, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [39] http://goo.gl/HPE8k

   * Which techniques have contributed the most to Haskell's improving 
     performance? [closed]
     votes: 18, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [40] http://goo.gl/tz904

   * Why does Parsec not use Control.Applicative operators
     votes: 13, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [41] http://goo.gl/0mR3f

   * ghc 7.4.2, Dynamically calling modules
     votes: 10, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [42] http://goo.gl/MZD8q

   * What's wrong with this implementation of quicksort using Arrows?
     votes: 10, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [43] http://goo.gl/zwhfy

   * Initializing algebraic data type from list
     votes: 9, answers: 4
     Read on SO: [44] http://goo.gl/nbyUP

   * Scoped type variables require explicit foralls. Why?
     votes: 9, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [45] http://goo.gl/SUlCf

   * Parsing UnicodeSyntax with haskell-src-exts
     votes: 8, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [46] http://goo.gl/Yi8Vd

Until next time,
+Daniel Santa Cruz

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