Haskell Weekly News: October 4, 2005

Submitted by jgoerzen on Tue, 10/04/2005 - 8:27am.

Greetings, and thanks for reading the 10th 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

  • The Monad.Reader, Issue 5. Shae Matijs Erisson announced the release of the fifth issue of The Monad.Reader, the online magazine devoted to Haskell. Subjects in this issue include a short introduction to Haskell, generating polyominoes, a ray tracer, number parameterized types, practical graph manipulation, and a short introduction to software testing in Haskell. TMR is available online.

Discussion

Quiet or Busy? It's been a quiet week on the Haskell lists, so this week's HWN is a bit sparse. But that's because many Haskellers were at the Haskell workshops at ICFP in Estonia. I expect we'll see some fallout from those workshops on the list in the coming week.

Haskell workshop items. Over on the IRC channel logs from September 30, there was a live conversation beginning at 15:36:33 of the "Future of Haskell discussion." Autrijus Tang's journal had several pages of entries, including one providing a nice summary.

Endian conversion. Joel Reymont asked about converting binary data in a network protocol, and several suggestions were posted in the resulting discussion.

Is putChar strict? John Meacham asked this question, and pointed out that different Haskell compilers/interpreters are behaving in different ways.

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