Daniel Santa Cruz | 26 Sep 03:56 2013
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Haskell Weekly News: Issue 281

Welcome to issue 281 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits
of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the
week of September 15 to 21, 2013.

Quotes of the Week

   * jmcarthur: weak algebraic structures? ha! i prefer my algebraic
     structures to put up more of a fight.

   * newsham: teach a man to pred and he will pred to zero. teach a man
     to succ and he will succ forever

Top Reddit Stories

   * Edward C++Hands
     Domain: bartoszmilewski.com, Score: 83, Comments: 102
     On Reddit: [1] http://goo.gl/64LLo4
     Original: [2] http://goo.gl/0H0yr7

   * Perfect streaming using `pipes-bytestring`
     Domain: haskellforall.com, Score: 59, Comments: 45
     On Reddit: [3] http://goo.gl/oSlzZP
     Original: [4] http://goo.gl/8xwZjc

   * Adding safe coercions to Haskell
     Domain: joachim-breitner.de, Score: 58, Comments: 23
     On Reddit: [5] http://goo.gl/2vs5M9
     Original: [6] http://goo.gl/n0RYA3

   * Which programming languages do you like besides Haskell, and why?
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 55, Comments: 104
     On Reddit: [7] http://goo.gl/nzgwJQ
     Original: [8] http://goo.gl/nzgwJQ

   * GHC HEAD: merged checkable "minimal complete definitions" (#7633)
     Domain: ghc.haskell.org, Score: 48, Comments: 36
     On Reddit: [9] http://goo.gl/VoZVYL
     Original: [10] http://goo.gl/5F61AX

   * Do companies ever hire someone who has no Haskell experience to be a 
     Haskell programmer? If I pursue such a job, how important would a 
     
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 44, Comments: 50
     On Reddit: [11] http://goo.gl/KA998k
     Original: [12] http://goo.gl/KA998k

   * [Haskell-cafe] PSA: do not install xcode 5 if you are using ghc 7.6
     Domain: haskell.org, Score: 43, Comments: 4
     On Reddit: [13] http://goo.gl/ut6k6p
     Original: [14] http://goo.gl/1G8Syo

   * Model Analysis - The New York Times’ Erik Hinton breaks down a 
     Fashion Week special
     Domain: source.mozillaopennews.org, Score: 40, Comments: 4
     On Reddit: [15] http://goo.gl/NdVw6l
     Original: [16] http://goo.gl/bYB8JS

   * Programming reactively with both barrels 
     (experiences of Haskell/FRP for mobile games)
     Domain: blog.reactiveprogramming.org, Score: 39, Comments: 7
     On Reddit: [17] http://goo.gl/QXacUo
     Original: [18] http://goo.gl/wLJwt6

   * Why monads have not taken the Common Lisp world by storm [r/lisp]
     Domain: reddit.com, Score: 33, Comments: 14
     On Reddit: [19] http://goo.gl/tZUVWx
     Original: [20] http://goo.gl/w5KHqc

   * 13,000 readers
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 28, Comments: 11
     On Reddit: [21] http://goo.gl/lTys0R
     Original: [22] http://goo.gl/lTys0R

   * A type for IO actions that do not throw exceptions
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 25, Comments: 49
     On Reddit: [23] http://goo.gl/Ao8HyB
     Original: [24] http://goo.gl/Ao8HyB

   * ANN: Scotty 0.5.0 Released
     Domain: github.com, Score: 24, Comments: 15
     On Reddit: [25] http://goo.gl/jgGJhO
     Original: [26] http://goo.gl/BejPTF

   * Haskell version freezing
     Domain: blog.docmunch.com, Score: 23, Comments: 8
     On Reddit: [27] http://goo.gl/9LJSjY
     Original: [28] http://goo.gl/Ikd86k

   * PHOAS For Free by Edward Kmett
     Domain: fpcomplete.com, Score: 21, Comments: 8
     On Reddit: [29] http://goo.gl/RDt1BV
     Original: [30] http://goo.gl/o0phN7

   * Cellular Automata, Part III by Edward Kmett
     Domain: fpcomplete.com, Score: 20, Comments: 0
     On Reddit: [31] http://goo.gl/AKCfGw
     Original: [32] http://goo.gl/x7GtH1

   * Translating Haskell programs to Coq [/Gallina] programs
     Domain: github.com, Score: 20, Comments: 2
     On Reddit: [33] http://goo.gl/IQAp3K
     Original: [34] http://goo.gl/qcib77

   * ANN: pipes-csv: a fast, streaming csv parser based on cassava and pipes
     Domain: github.com, Score: 20, Comments: 9
     On Reddit: [35] http://goo.gl/aITtGX
     Original: [36] http://goo.gl/yrzZ7n

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * What does the “Just” syntax mean in Haskell?
     votes: 12, answers: 4
     Read on SO: [37] http://goo.gl/f17UEP

   * How can I understand “:t ((==) <*>)” in haskell?
     votes: 10, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [38] http://goo.gl/CwyBn4

   * why polymorphism is so costly in haskell(GHC)?
     votes: 10, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [39] http://goo.gl/4MjcbH

   * Break and continue in GHCi debugger without use of breakpoints
     votes: 9, answers: 0
     Read on SO: [40] http://goo.gl/HrtcXZ

   * Why is there no `-XDeriveApplicative` extension?
     votes: 8, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [41] http://goo.gl/4dcRF1

   * Downsides to ScopedTypeVariables
     votes: 7, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [42] http://goo.gl/UjBcsg

   * Haskell design encompassing several monads
     votes: 7, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [43] http://goo.gl/EwWd5d

   * How to correct my OOP tendencies when programming in Haksell
     votes: 7, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [44] http://goo.gl/9JVqh7

   * composing functions with higher arity
     votes: 7, answers: 5
     Read on SO: [45] http://goo.gl/jQjNJW

   * Why are Haskell Maps implemented as balanced binary trees instead of 
     traditional hashtables?
     votes: 7, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [46] http://goo.gl/nZaLGV

Until next time,
[47]+Daniel Santa Cruz

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Henk-Jan van Tuyl | 27 Sep 00:33 2013
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Re: Haskell Weekly News: Issue 281

On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 03:56:28 +0200, Daniel Santa Cruz <dstcruz <at> gmail.com>  
wrote:
>
>    * 13,000 readers
>      Domain: self.haskell, Score: 28, Comments: 11
>      On Reddit: [21] http://goo.gl/lTys0R

StackOverflow: 12,584 questions tagged Haskell, 4.9 k followers
1224 users on the Haskell IRC

Does anybody know how many people are subscribed to the Haskell mailing  
lists?

Regards,
Henk-Jan van Tuyl

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