Daniel Santa Cruz | 13 Jun 01:32 2013
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Haskell Weekly News: Issue 270

Welcome to issue 270 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits
of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the
week of June 2 to 8, 2013.

Quotes of the Week

   * shachaf: getLine :: IO String contains a String in the same way
     /bin/ls contains a list of files.

Top Reddit Stories

   * Haskell's HLearn library cross-validates more than 400x faster than 
     Java's Weka due to new monoid based algorithm
     Domain: izbicki.me, Score: 86, Comments: 13
     On Reddit: [1] http://goo.gl/dAoe5
     Original: [2] http://goo.gl/dLZJv

   * FP Complete Launches Haskell in Real World Competition with 
     $1,000 Cash Prize Each Month
     Domain: fpcomplete.com, Score: 80, Comments: 10
     On Reddit: [3] http://goo.gl/FthPX
     Original: [4] http://goo.gl/pzgQ2

   * So I write compilers for a living now
     Domain: evincarofautumn.blogspot.it, Score: 76, Comments: 69
     On Reddit: [5] http://goo.gl/hXp0G
     Original: [6] http://goo.gl/wMaab

   * Haskell for all: pipes-parse-1.0.0: Pushback, delimited parsers, 
     resumable parsing, and lenses
     Domain: haskellforall.com, Score: 55, Comments: 77
     On Reddit: [7] http://goo.gl/U3MzG
     Original: [8] http://goo.gl/3wEJ7

   * "Thank you to the Haskell community for encouraging programmers to explore 
     the relationship between algebra and programming." -- My accepted paper at 
     the International Conference of Machine Learning (ICML13)
     Domain: jmlr.org, Score: 54, Comments: 3
     On Reddit: [9] http://goo.gl/Ni0oF
     Original: [10] http://goo.gl/klOzM

   * GHCJS introduction – Concurrent Haskell in the browser, by Luite Stegeman
     Domain: weblog.luite.com, Score: 54, Comments: 27
     On Reddit: [11] http://goo.gl/l9LDH
     Original: [12] http://goo.gl/avaez

   * Haskell from C: Where are the for Loops?
     Domain: fpcomplete.com, Score: 46, Comments: 28
     On Reddit: [13] http://goo.gl/YqkSU
     Original: [14] http://goo.gl/pwYB3

   * fficxx - FFI to C++ in Haskell
     Domain: ianwookim.org, Score: 45, Comments: 12
     On Reddit: [15] http://goo.gl/y1awM
     Original: [16] http://goo.gl/wHF2U

   * Control.Category: now with kind polymorphism
     Domain: neocontra.blogspot.com, Score: 42, Comments: 7
     On Reddit: [17] http://goo.gl/9gb6f
     Original: [18] http://goo.gl/ALvld

   * Pixel art editor in 600 lines of Haskell
     Domain: github.com, Score: 39, Comments: 5
     On Reddit: [19] http://goo.gl/gmFOF
     Original: [20] http://goo.gl/w8yEg

   * Haskell for all: pipes-concurrency-1.2.0: Behaviors and broadcasts
     Domain: haskellforall.com, Score: 35, Comments: 35
     On Reddit: [21] http://goo.gl/rojk1
     Original: [22] http://goo.gl/aNK8l

   * Mastermind in Agda, Running in the Browser
     Domain: people.inf.elte.hu, Score: 28, Comments: 0
     On Reddit: [23] http://goo.gl/N8yty
     Original: [24] http://goo.gl/7lhvT

   * Bittoll: A bitcoin transaction system written in Haskell.
     Domain: bittoll.com, Score: 25, Comments: 13
     On Reddit: [25] http://goo.gl/9MFXB
     Original: [26] http://goo.gl/q39ps

   * standalone-haddock: host your Haskell documentation on your website
     Domain: feuerbach.github.io, Score: 22, Comments: 7
     On Reddit: [27] http://goo.gl/dAsmP
     Original: [28] http://goo.gl/INyIe

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * What is () in Haskell, exactly?
     votes: 18, answers: 4
     Read on SO: [29] http://goo.gl/XkrXD

   * Haskell pre-monadic I/O
     votes: 15, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [30] http://goo.gl/oryYA

   * Display function types in Haskell
     votes: 12, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [31] http://goo.gl/qOtpV

   * Haskell Pattern Matching Fails on Negative Number
     votes: 12, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [32] http://goo.gl/mw4WF

   * Debugging performance bottlenecks for longest common subsequence algorithm
     votes: 11, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [33] http://goo.gl/mfa8S

   * What is a shrink, with regard to Haskell's QuickCheck?
     votes: 11, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [34] http://goo.gl/eLlyO

   * Cross module optimizations in GHC
     votes: 10, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [35] http://goo.gl/RyFQP

   * Functional composition with multi-valued functions in haskell?
     votes: 9, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [36] http://goo.gl/10Xvd

   * A more succinct way to map functions onto fields of an algebraic datatype?
     votes: 9, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [37] http://goo.gl/CfIOa

   * What's the history behind the Functor type class?
     votes: 8, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [38] http://goo.gl/5BwZS

Until next time,
[39]+Daniel Santa Cruz

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