Haskell Weekly News: November 1, 2008
Welcome to issue 91 of HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community.
darcs hacking sprint #1 (report). Eric Y. Kow summarized the progress made during the darcs hacking sprint last weekend. Looks like exciting stuff! Much more detail and links can be found in Eric's original email.
LAST CALL: Haskell Communities and Activities Report. Janis Voigtlaender is extending the submission deadline for the 15th edition of the Haskell Community and Activities Report by a few days. If you haven't already, please write an entry for your new project or update your old entry.
Data.TCache 0.5.1. Alberto G. Corona announced the release of Data.TCache, which implements a transactional cache with configurable persistence. It tries to simulate Hibernate for Java or Rails for Ruby; the main difference is that transactions are done in memory trough STM.
multirec-0.1. Andres Loeh announced the release of the multirec package, which provides a mechanism to talk about fixed points of systems of datatypes that may be mutually recursive. On top of this representations, generic functions such as the fold or the Zipper can then be defined.
Publication of InputYourData.com + Project Announcement. Enzo Haussecker announced the publication of InputYourData.com, an online tool, written in Haskell, for financial, mathematical and scientific calculations. Enzo also described an idea to create a similar website where web applications are created by the user. If you are intrigued by this project and have substantial experience in designing Haskell-based web applications, please send Enzo your resume and a brief summery of why you are interested.
Blog noiseHaskell news from the blogosphere.
Mark Jason Dominus: Atypical Typing. Mark describes his OOPSLA talk about Haskell's type system.
Eric Kow (kowey): official darcs blog!.
Ben Moseley: 2 Minute intro to Associated Types / Type Families.
Ivan Lazar Miljenovic: Honours + LXDE. Ivan discusses the status of his Haskell-oriented Mathematics Honours thesis.
Jason Dagit: Darcs Hacking Sprint - Summary from Portland Team.
Eric Kow (kowey): darcs hacking sprint - Team Brighton Day 2.
Dan Piponi (sigfpe): Operads and their Monads.
Quotes of the Week
- lispy: I just wanted to make sure that this was illegal first
- quicksilver: it doesn't entirely help that SQL is a series of broken standards layered over very poor decisions by large corporations
- Baughn: SingInTime> hello world <Baughn> SingInTime: Type mismatch: Expected type: IRC [a], inferred type: IO ()
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