Daniel Santa Cruz | 21 Aug 06:20 2014
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Haskell Weekly News: Issue 302

Welcome to issue 302 of the HWN, an issue covering crowd-sourced bits
of information about Haskell from around the web. This issue covers
from August 3 to 16, 2014

Quotes of the Week

   * alpha123: I don't think I have the gonads for monads. :(

   * edwardk: There is nothing Natural about a Word. 

   * bernalex: I very often have to deal with people who think 
            I'm pretentious for caring about what programming 
      language I use. "it's just programming". lol.
     sopvop: I used to think the same
     sopvop: Then haskell corrupted me
     sopvop: Haskell is a ghetto

Top Reddit Stories

   * ಠ_ಠ :: String -> a
     Domain: hackage.haskell.org, Score: 122, Comments: 56
     Original: [1] http://goo.gl/S87evt
     On Reddit: [2] http://goo.gl/vsfwgr

   * An inspiring Haskell story: the green screen of FP
     Domain: keera.co.uk, Score: 120, Comments: 13
     Original: [3] http://goo.gl/z8Aecw
     On Reddit: [4] http://goo.gl/fevzzz

   * Haskell Platform 2014.2.0.0 is released
     Domain: haskell.org, Score: 117, Comments: 56
     Original: [5] http://goo.gl/Wc6TAF
     On Reddit: [6] http://goo.gl/hMPM7F

   * criterion 1.0: a major new release
     Domain: serpentine.com, Score: 110, Comments: 13
     Original: [7] http://goo.gl/7Qf3ox
     On Reddit: [8] http://goo.gl/Pa9fCW

   * What’s a module system good for anyway?
     Domain: blog.ezyang.com, Score: 102, Comments: 20
     Original: [9] http://goo.gl/qtm97E
     On Reddit: [10] http://goo.gl/XlWrM2

   * Easy Haskell Profiling
     Domain: danielvelkov.blogspot.com, Score: 83, Comments: 33
     Original: [11] http://goo.gl/SWdxdC
     On Reddit: [12] http://goo.gl/z6clxp

   * Type Theory Podcast: Peter Dybjer on QuickCheck, verification, 
     and semantics
     Domain: typetheorypodcast.com, Score: 57, Comments: 21
     Original: [13] http://goo.gl/jN12Ak
     On Reddit: [14] http://goo.gl/tLVPpw

   * Fantasy World Haskell
     Domain: self.haskell, Score: 52, Comments: 165
     Original: [15] http://goo.gl/UmJLhG
     On Reddit: [16] http://goo.gl/UmJLhG

   * Haskell for all: managed-1.0.0: A monad for managed resources
     Domain: haskellforall.com, Score: 51, Comments: 10
     Original: [17] http://goo.gl/tbw8JN
     On Reddit: [18] http://goo.gl/cKB6xZ

   * Announcing auto-update
     Domain: yesodweb.com, Score: 47, Comments: 4
     Original: [19] http://goo.gl/xhlw04
     On Reddit: [20] http://goo.gl/GO6udg

   * Codeworld: An open-source educational programming environment 
     using Haskell
     Domain: github.com, Score: 47, Comments: 8
     Original: [21] http://goo.gl/7NTgnF
     On Reddit: [22] http://goo.gl/wJBgw5

   * PureScript By Example
     Domain: leanpub.com, Score: 46, Comments: 25
     Original: [23] http://goo.gl/vzcfP6
     On Reddit: [24] http://goo.gl/p3gkEB

   * Lenses from the ground up
     Domain: taylor.fausak.me, Score: 45, Comments: 43
     Original: [25] http://goo.gl/S31V8w
     On Reddit: [26] http://goo.gl/DAGBPz

   * Algebraic Terraforming: Trees from Magma
     Domain: fpcomplete.com, Score: 42, Comments: 22
     Original: [27] http://goo.gl/1nGpnz
     On Reddit: [28] http://goo.gl/iX8ZST

   * Denotational Design: from meanings to programs By Conal Elliott 
     at BayHac (Video)
     Domain: youtube.com, Score: 42, Comments: 5
     Original: [29] http://goo.gl/rHeDrK
     On Reddit: [30] http://goo.gl/SLCZ5D

   * Just LOOK at the humongous type that Hindley-Milner infers for 
     this tiny program!
     Domain: spacemanaki.com, Score: 38, Comments: 27
     Original: [31] http://goo.gl/cAypnJ
     On Reddit: [32] http://goo.gl/ztDpK7

   * Recommended Reading Material
     Domain: reinh.com, Score: 37, Comments: 12
     Original: [33] http://goo.gl/LwGkEr
     On Reddit: [34] http://goo.gl/ED5pqI

   * (Monoidal) transducers are monoid homomorphisms
     Domain: oleksandrmanzyuk.wordpress.com, Score: 37, Comments: 43
     Original: [35] http://goo.gl/VPDl6Y
     On Reddit: [36] http://goo.gl/5RY9Nf

   * λ Lessons: Pattern matching, first-class functions, and abstracting 
     over recursion in Haskell
     Domain: stevekrouse.github.io, Score: 36, Comments: 3
     Original: [37] http://goo.gl/NkxhS5
     On Reddit: [38] http://goo.gl/4275GH

Top StackOverflow Questions

   * What are the problems with an ADT encoding that associates types with 
     data constructors? (Such as Scala.)
     votes: 41, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [39] http://goo.gl/k4bw4R

   * Why is Haskell missing “obvious” Typeclasses
     votes: 26, answers: 7
     Read on SO: [40] http://goo.gl/2YElO8

   * Is there a way to elegantly represent this pattern in Haskell?
     votes: 22, answers: 6
     Read on SO: [41] http://goo.gl/sQdRMt

   * Why does Scala not have a return/unit function defined for each monad 
     (in contrast to Haskell)?
     votes: 16, answers: 4
     Read on SO: [42] http://goo.gl/MQlZTi

   * How did Haskell add Turing-completeness to System F?
     votes: 15, answers: 1
     Read on SO: [43] http://goo.gl/weJo4Z

   * How to avoid superfluous variables in do notation?
     votes: 14, answers: 2
     Read on SO: [44] http://goo.gl/b3IgC5

Until next time,
[45]+Daniel Santa Cruz

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