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Tagged instances for Aeson overlapped

haskell-cafe - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:37pm
Hello, I tried to compile my project with GHC 8 (from HEAD). And I got One of instances should be removed probably. I suppose that instance for removing should be instance in Data.Tagged. But version in Aeson should be PolyKinded. What do you think? Best regards, Dmitry _______________________________________________ Haskell-Cafe mailing list Haskell-Cafe< at >
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Trouble on Travis CI with recent cabal versions

haskell-cafe - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:19am
For my OpenGLRaw project, I'm using a .travis.yml generated by Herbert's and the corresponding PPA. Recently things broke on Travis CI, and there are a few strange things: * The cabal-install-head package seems to be based on cabal 1.23, which is older than cabal-install-1.24. Is this intended? * The OpenGLRaw package has no test suite, and this seems to be OK for cabal-install-head (, while cabal-install-1.24 fails in the "cabal test" step ( This is a regression: I think that "cabal test" for a package without a test suite should be a no-op, at least that used to be the case. * Why does "cabal test" say "Re-configuring with test suites enabled. If this fails, please run configure manually." when "cabal configure" has already been run (including --enable-tests)? This looks li
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1-to-many preprocessor in stack/Cabal builds

haskell-cafe - Mon, 03/07/2016 - 8:53am
Hi, I'm writing a package which uses custom preprocessor for creating some of the source files. It takes one IDL file as input and writes several .hs modules, depending on IDL contents. I need to compile this modules with a few normal ones and link them as a library, preferably with generated modules exposed. It doesn't look like a complex task and never was in with make/etc, but I run into some problems now. Obviously, cabal supports 1-to-1 preprocessors to create one Haskell module from one source file (alex, happy, etc), but I can't find anything for 1-to-many preprocessors. So, I decided to use hookedPrograms and hooks and do it myself. The call to preprocessor in the postConf hook worked just fine and created source files and module list. Cabal pre-* hooks seems to be right place to read this module list and use it, but are presenting two problems: can only modify other-modules, not exposed-modules, which is tolerable, and there is no access to build configuration. The latter is fatal, I need to know
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PolyKind for Fixed and HasResolution from Data.Fixed

haskell-cafe - Sun, 03/06/2016 - 7:29pm
Hi all! If we define HasResolution and Fixed like that: class HasResolution (a :: k) where resolution :: p a -> Integer newtype Fixed (a :: k) = Fixed Integer We can do something like that: instance KnownNat a => HasResolution a where resolution = natVal 2.3 :: Fixed 1
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GADTs and Exponentiated Functors

haskell-cafe - Sun, 03/06/2016 - 2:11pm
Hi, I have been recently playing around with GADTs, using them to keep track of how many times a functor has been applied. This provides a solution to what seems to be a long standing problem, summarized here: If the nesting depth is part of the type, it is possible to apply fmap automatically as needed. This allows you to write fairly elegant expressions like: data Person = Person { name :: String, age :: Integer, gender :: String, status :: String } deriving Show let persons = fromList' [Person {name="Alice", age=20, gender="F", status="Good"}, Person {name="Bob", age=18, gender="M", status="Good"}, Person {name="Chuck", age=16, gender="M", status="Bad"}] :: NList N1 Person persons `select` age
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Philip Wadler: The Ask

Planet Haskell - Sun, 03/06/2016 - 9:40am
Scottish elections take place on 5 May 2016.

The Scottish Government have set a target of 10% of all trips by foot or bicycle, but less than 2% of the Scottish travel budget goes to 'active travel' (the buzzword for getting from one place to another minus a motor). We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote and Spokes suggest you ask your candidate to pledge the following:
To raise the share of the transport budget spent on walking and cycling to 10% over the course of the next parliament.See the pages linked above for more info, including hustings you can attend to put the question to your local candidates. A don't forget to Pedal on Parliament on 23 April 2016.

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Type-level list "elem" inference

haskell-cafe - Sat, 03/05/2016 - 9:34pm
So I've got some code that looks like: {-# LANGUAGE DataKinds, UndecidableInstances, TypeFamilies, KindSignatures, TypeOperators #-} import Data.Proxy import GHC.TypeLits type family IsSubset (as :: [Symbol]) (bs :: [Symbol]) where IsSubset as bs = IsSubsetPrime as bs bs type family IsSubsetPrime (as :: [Symbol]) bs bs' where IsSubsetPrime as '[] bs' = 'False IsSubsetPrime '[] bs bs' = 'True IsSubsetPrime (a ': as) (a ': bs) bs' = IsSubsetPrime as bs' bs' IsSubsetPrime (a ': as) (b ': bs) bs' = IsSubsetPrime (a ': as) bs bs' This lets me write functions like: foo :: (IsSubset '["foo", "bar"] args ~ 'True) => Proxy args -> Int foo args = undefined I've also got a type family: type family IsElem (a :: Symbol) (bs :: [Symbol]) where IsElem a (a ': bs) = 'True IsElem a (b ': bs) = IsElem a bs IsElem a '[] = 'False This lets me write functions like: bar :: (IsElem "foo" args ~ 'True) => Proxy args -> Int bar args = undefined The problem comes when I want to use "bar args"
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Reducing boilerplate

haskell-cafe - Sat, 03/05/2016 - 3:56pm
Hi, To write FFI bindings, I use c-storable-deriving [1] to automatically derive CStorable instances for many data types (the only difference between Storable and CStorable is that CStorable provides default methods for types that have Generic instances): {-# LANGUAGE DeriveGeneric #-} {-# LANGUAGE DeriveAnyClass #-} ... data X = X { fieldStatus :: Vector 24 Word8 , fieldPadding :: Word8 } deriving (Generic, CStorable) However I also need a Storable instance, hence I have to write (the "c*" methods are provided by CStorable): instance Storable X where peek = cPeek poke = cPoke alignment = cAlignment sizeOf = cSizeOf Is there a way to automatically generate this instance for every data that has an instance of CStorable? Ideally, I would like to say once and for all: instance CStorable a => Storable a where peek = cPeek poke = cPoke alignment = cAlignment sizeOf = cSizeOf As I don't think it is currently possible, w
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Test email

libraries list - Thu, 03/03/2016 - 7:54pm
Please disregard -- sorry for the noise. Gershom
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New gtk2hs 0.12.4 release

gtk2hs - Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:56pm

Thanks to John Lato and Duncan Coutts for the latest bugfix release! The latest packages should be buildable on GHC 7.6, and the cairo package should behave a bit nicer in ghci on Windows. Thanks to all!


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