Haskell Weekly News: September 6, 2005

Submitted by jgoerzen on Tue, 09/06/2005 - 6:02am.

Greetings, and thanks for reading the sixth issue of HWN, a weekly newsletter for the Haskell community. Each Tuesday, new editions will be posted (as text) to the Haskell mailing list and (as HTML) to The Haskell Sequence.

New Releases

  • h4sh 0.2. Donald Bruce Stewart announced version 0.2 of h4sh, a tool to expose Haskell functions to shell scripters. This release adds more functions, removed argument flags, cabalized the package, added regex operators, and had some other changes as well.
  • cabal-get/put beta. Isaac Jones announced the beta of cabal-get, which will download and install Haskell packages and their dependencies. It is designed to work for any cabal-compatible package. The cabal-get team is looking for beta testers to try out both cabal-get and cabal-put.


Emacs haskell-mode. Frederik Eaton began a thread on the Emacs haskell-mode, asking where the latest version is available from.

Time limits on computations. Dmitry Vyal asked how to set a time limit on computations. Several different suggestions were presented over the course of the discussion.

Haskell Toolchain

The Haskell CVS server, previously hosted at OGI, is now being hosted by Galois. There is a new machine and updated software, but it should be a drop-in replacement overall.

Darcs Corner

Darcs 1.0.4pre3 and pre4. Two new Darcs prerelease versions happened this week. First, 1.0.4pre3 was announced this week. 1.0.4pre4 quickly followed, correcting an error in a Makefile. This is expected to be the last prerelease prior to 1.0.4 itself.

Quote of the Week

"When I read through a Haskell program, it's more like reading a novel than solving a calculus problem." -- post on the Haskell Sequence

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