Haskell Weekly News: November 15, 2005

Submitted by jgoerzen on Fri, 11/18/2005 - 6:28am.

Greetings, and thanks for reading the 15th 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

  • York Haskell Compiler. Thomas Davie announced the York Haskell Compiler project, which already has working code. Quite a few people chimed in with questions.

Discussion

Making Haskell more open. Simon Peyton-Jones began a long thread with some ideas about making Haskell more open to the wider community. The thread is too long to completely summarize here, and branched out in several directions, including a discussion of the haskell.org homepage.

Haskell users survey. John Hughes wrote about a web-based survey about Haskell. He is encouraging everyone with an interest in Haskell to participate.

Darcs Corner

Darcs 1.0.4 was released this week. There are quite a few performance improvements, a new posthook option, manifest feature, new "darcs put" command, more git support, and various bugfixes.

Quote of the Week

"Impossible things are delayed immediately. Miracles may take a little longer." -- Claus Reinke on haskell-cafe.

About Haskell Weekly News

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