Haskell Weekly News: October 24, 2006
Welcome to issue 46 of HWN, a weekly newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community.
MissingH 0.16.0. John Goerzen announced that the latest version of MissingH is now available. MissingH is a suite of 'missing' library functions. New features include: render numbers as binary units, a progress tracker, turn QuickCheck tests into HUnit tests, and GHC 6.6 support.
Haskell'This section covers the Haskell' standardisation process.
- Pattern guards
- Standard syntax for preconditions, postconditions, and invariants
- Indentation of If-Then-Else
- Module imports anywhere
DeepSeq and parallel strategies. Chad Scherrer started a bit of a discussion about the connection between the deepSeq function, and Control.Parallel.Strategies.rnf
Type level functions. Oleg Kiselyov described how to use type level programming to create a type of constrained lists.
Extending the core libraries. Josef Svenningsson started a largish thread on adding a concat.intersperse function to the base library, leading to an interesting discussion on whether the time has come for an formal process for extending core libraries.
data Void. Conor McBride proposed adding the type with no inhabitants other than _|_ to the core libraries.
Blog noiseHaskell news from the blogosphere.
- Optimus prime is actually dead, or, monadic transformers
- Haskell, PDF and penrose tilings
- Not everyone can dine at the Beverly Hills Social Club of Programming Languages
- Would you like a side of referential transparency with your order..
- John Baez on lambda calculus and games
- Monads: a field guide
- Catch+YHC beats GHC
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