Daniel Santa Cruz | 25 Oct 04:27 2013
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Haskell Weekly News: Issue 284

Welcome to issue 284 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits
of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers the
week of October 13 to 19, 2013.

Quotes of the Week

   * Polarina: Once you get something with [lens] to work correctly, all
     other Haskell code looks like C++ in comparison.

Top Reddit Stories

   * The GHC October status report - a nice summary of what to expect from 7.8
     Domain: ghc.haskell.org, Score: 106, Comments: 51
     On Reddit: [1] http://goo.gl/ZOYHI7
     Original: [2] http://goo.gl/1PM4s7

   * Haskell for all: An all-atom protein search engine powered by Haskell
     Domain: haskellforall.com, Score: 84, Comments: 51
     On Reddit: [3] http://goo.gl/TwntnD
     Original: [4] http://goo.gl/4WbmZp

   * FSF - Recognizing an inspiring woman for Ada Lovelace Day: 
     Haskell/Perl hacker Audrey Tang
     Domain: fsf.org, Score: 82, Comments: 15
     On Reddit: [5] http://goo.gl/XbrLS7
     Original: [6] http://goo.gl/zGTnbL

   * Automatic SIMD Vectorization for Haskell and ICFP 2013
     Domain: dorchard.wordpress.com, Score: 50, Comments: 3
     On Reddit: [7] http://goo.gl/ikP8nw
     Original: [8] http://goo.gl/kYCQyW

   * A Little Lens Starter Tutorial - School of Haskell
     Domain: fpcomplete.com, Score: 49, Comments: 43
     On Reddit: [9] http://goo.gl/RQjC2m
     Original: [10] http://goo.gl/LA7fUo

   * Abstractions for the Functional Roboticist with Anthony Cowley 
     at NY Haskell
     Domain: vimeo.com, Score: 43, Comments: 13
     On Reddit: [11] http://goo.gl/f4j0CP
     Original: [12] http://goo.gl/pSZBNR

   * The "magic" of "join (,)"
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 42, Comments: 18
     On Reddit: [13] http://goo.gl/oVjtNL
     Original: [14] http://goo.gl/oVjtNL

   * A Taste of Agda with Francesco Mazzoli at NY Haskell
     Domain: vimeo.com, Score: 41, Comments: 15
     On Reddit: [15] http://goo.gl/anu7xJ
     Original: [16] http://goo.gl/vIfDNM

   * [Demo movie] Ajhc Haskell compiler can create Haskell Apps running 
     on Android NDK!
     Domain: youtube.com, Score: 36, Comments: 22
     On Reddit: [17] http://goo.gl/HM4AJ3
     Original: [18] http://goo.gl/j1Gmqi

   * Open question: help me design a new encoding API for aeson
     Domain: serpentine.com, Score: 31, Comments: 30
     On Reddit: [19] http://goo.gl/CE6Q0I
     Original: [20] http://goo.gl/ikdO5O

   * Made some Haskell Wallpapers, thought I'd share
     Domain: imgur.com, Score: 30, Comments: 27
     On Reddit: [21] http://goo.gl/A1LILP
     Original: [22] http://goo.gl/c054gN

   * How to use Travis-CI with multiple GHC versions
     Domain: github.com, Score: 30, Comments: 6
     On Reddit: [23] http://goo.gl/hsH9a7
     Original: [24] http://goo.gl/K2Eja5

   * A Gentle Introduction to Parsec
     Domain: blog.barrucadu.co.uk, Score: 29, Comments: 1
     On Reddit: [25] http://goo.gl/GHUil8
     Original: [26] http://goo.gl/21xyq2

   * Haskell.org committee is looking for self-nominations
     Domain: haskell.org, Score: 28, Comments: 2
     On Reddit: [27] http://goo.gl/B3pc80
     Original: [28] http://goo.gl/19dZX4

   * Backpropogation, Steepest Descent, and Automatic Differentiation
     Domain: idontgetoutmuch.wordpress.com, Score: 23, Comments: 22
     On Reddit: [29] http://goo.gl/izxqMg
     Original: [30] http://goo.gl/F2fjNk

   * Anonymous records. A solution to the problems of record-system.
     Domain: gist.github.com, Score: 22, Comments: 24
     On Reddit: [31] http://goo.gl/CjdbT3
     Original: [32] http://goo.gl/UY5OqT

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * Is there a canonical haskell type for “One or Both”?
     votes: 15, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [33] http://goo.gl/yn8MkJ

   * Show progress of Haskell program
     votes: 14, answers: 4
     Read on SO: [34] http://goo.gl/IEegAQ

   * Does Data.ByteString.readFile block all threads?
     votes: 13, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [35] http://goo.gl/5X805o

   * Am I abusing unsafePerformIO?
     votes: 11, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [36] http://goo.gl/SnfOcK

   * GHCJS: How do I import a high order javascript function using FFI?
     votes: 10, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [37] http://goo.gl/fCbPE2

   * Simulating a spring/damper system in Yampa
     votes: 9, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [38] http://goo.gl/zQ50Ao

Until next time,
[39]+Daniel Santa Cruz

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