Daniel Santa Cruz | 12 Jun 04:23 2014
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Haskell Weekly News: Issue 296

Welcome to issue 296 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits
of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers
from May 25 to June 7, 2014

Quotes of the Week

   * mbrock: then you get into a whole thing about the epistemology of
     abstract algebra, and someone brings up Wittgenstein, somebody
     brings out a bottle of wine, and it's yet another one of those
     nights

Top Reddit Stories

   * An alternative Haskell home page
     Domain: chrisdone.com, Score: 160, Comments: 57
     Original: [1] http://goo.gl/Yw2G3a
     On Reddit: [2] http://goo.gl/m19Ujx

   * Third generation of the attoparsec parsing library
     Domain: serpentine.com, Score: 82, Comments: 22
     Original: [3] http://goo.gl/kk8i50
     On Reddit: [4] http://goo.gl/LZzevb

   * Music-Suite
     Domain: music-suite.github.io, Score: 81, Comments: 44
     Original: [5] http://goo.gl/u69ybm
     On Reddit: [6] http://goo.gl/EYKMwI

   * Erik Meijer: Introduction to Functional Programming
     Domain: edx.org, Score: 79, Comments: 11
     Original: [7] http://goo.gl/YrfbA3
     On Reddit: [8] http://goo.gl/oLRm6k

   * The abject failure of weak typing
     Domain: techblog.realestate.com.au, Score: 72, Comments: 28
     Original: [9] http://goo.gl/h5XDVZ
     On Reddit: [10] http://goo.gl/nfnLNN

   * Lazy Dynamic Programming
     Domain: jelv.is, Score: 64, Comments: 12
     Original: [11] http://goo.gl/kdSbkh
     On Reddit: [12] http://goo.gl/I6XVa8

   * First Person 3D Navigation, written in Elm
     Domain: github.com, Score: 62, Comments: 0
     Original: [13] http://goo.gl/qLM3FD
     On Reddit: [14] http://goo.gl/CRNW6M

   * Haskell Platform Redesign
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 57, Comments: 39
     Original: [15] http://goo.gl/A2OqV4
     On Reddit: [16] http://goo.gl/A2OqV4

   * Benjamin Pierce on clean-slate security architectures
     Domain: intelligence.org, Score: 54, Comments: 2
     Original: [17] http://goo.gl/dCWGlr
     On Reddit: [18] http://goo.gl/ns7SF6

   * Idris 0.9.13 released, featuring a new erasure implementation, 
     Haddock- and Hoogle-inspired tools, and improved IDE support
     Domain: idris-lang.org, Score: 53, Comments: 6
     Original: [19] http://goo.gl/rf9i2U
     On Reddit: [20] http://goo.gl/tByoYR

   * Brilliant explanation of Free Monad + Interpreter pattern.
     Domain: programmers.stackexchange.com, Score: 52, Comments: 16
     Original: [21] http://goo.gl/5wVfG1
     On Reddit: [22] http://goo.gl/bCb0tD

   * I got lenses in my Functor
     Domain: izbicki.me, Score: 52, Comments: 35
     Original: [23] http://goo.gl/9xAo4g
     On Reddit: [24] http://goo.gl/kZBcK8

   * The GHC Runtime System [pdf]
     Domain: scs.stanford.edu, Score: 50, Comments: 15
     Original: [25] http://goo.gl/J2iH4W
     On Reddit: [26] http://goo.gl/B2AiSo

   * The typeparams library provides a lens-like interface for type level 
     parameters; it allows unboxing unboxed vectors 
     (with benchmarks indicating a 25% performance gain) 
     and supercompilation-like optimizations 
     (with benchmarks showing 40x performance gain in some cases)
     Domain: github.com, Score: 49, Comments: 14
     Original: [27] http://goo.gl/jzIn2E
     On Reddit: [28] http://goo.gl/fdiRHU

   * LiquidHaskell: Pointers Gone Wild
     Domain: goto.ucsd.edu, Score: 48, Comments: 16
     Original: [29] http://goo.gl/aKyRnQ
     On Reddit: [30] http://goo.gl/pexvtf

   * Sed implementation in Haskell - Episode 6 [youtube]
     Domain: youtube.com, Score: 45, Comments: 5
     Original: [31] http://goo.gl/JQ2ONf
     On Reddit: [32] http://goo.gl/vLQWVJ

   * Call Arity [pdf]: A new analysis implemented in GHC
     Domain: joachim-breitner.de, Score: 44, Comments: 6
     Original: [33] http://goo.gl/BdEFfs
     On Reddit: [34] http://goo.gl/OSv5Rb

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * Understanding Haskell's Bool Deriving an Ord
     votes: 17, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [35] http://goo.gl/7W9WRb

   * Precise flow control in Haskell
     votes: 14, answers: 0
     Read on SO: [36] http://goo.gl/uoA9i1

   * Why aren't there existentially quantified type variables in GHC Haskell
     votes: 14, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [37] http://goo.gl/ZeBJTK

   * Is the concept of an “interleaved homomorphism” a real thing?
     votes: 14, answers: 3
     Read on SO: [38] http://goo.gl/gpIH6b

   * Is it possible to get `-=` working with literals?
     votes: 12, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [39] http://goo.gl/R40i7q

   * How much overhead does sparking incur?
     votes: 11, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [40] http://goo.gl/ixWkKL

Until next time,
[41]+Daniel Santa Cruz

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