Haskell Weekly News: Issue 146 - January 17 , 2010

Submitted by jfredett on Sun, 01/17/2010 - 5:15am.
Haskell Weekly News: January 17, 2010

Welcome to issue 146 of HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community.

This has been a pretty light week in terms of discussion and announcments, but even in this comparative news lull we have the release of several new versions of packages. Inlcluding the start of a new IDE, some new job and graduate program openings, and some really excellent blog noise. Until next week, Haskellers, your Haskell Weekly News.

Announcements

haskell-src-exts 1.7.0. Niklas Broberg announced a new release of haskell-src-exts

Lite Haskell IDE. Mambo Banda announced a new Haskell IDE, as part of his effort to learn Haskell.

Functional Programming Bibliography. James Russell announced the Functional Programming Bibliography, a new resource for the FP community. It, though in it's early stages, contains oer 1500 references (most of which are Haskell-related) to resources within the Functional Programming World.

hakyll-1.0. Jasper Van der Jeugt announced the release of version 1.0 of his static site generation tool, hakyll. From all (one) of us at the HWN, contragulations on the big 1.0!

afv-0.0.0. Tom Hawkins announced the initial release of 'Atom's Formal Verifier', a tool for verifying C code generated by Atom

chp-2.0.0, chp-plus-1.0.0. Neil Brown announced released new versions of his Comminicating Haskell Processes (CHP) packages. CHP is a message-passing concurrency library for Haskell. The major change in this version is a split of CHP into two packages, one containing core functionality, and one containing additional capabilities.

Update for type-level library (0.2.4). Seyed Hosein Attarzadeh Niaki announced a new version of his type-level library for type-level programming. This is a minor update to fix compatibility issues with dependencies.

Two PhD positions in theoretical computer science. Alexandra Silva announced vacancies for PhD positions in theoretical computer science at Leiden University.

HaXml-1.20.1. Malcolm Wallace announced a new, stable release of HaXml

AST 2010 reminder--call for papers and presentations. John Hughes reminded us of the AST 2010 call for papers and presentations. The submission deadline is only one week away.

Job at Mylife. Julien Verlaguet announced an availabiity for an OCaml developer at MyLife.

Open Position (PhD student or Postdoc), U Tubingen, Germany. Torsten Grust announced an open PhD/Postdoc position at the University of Tubingen in Germany. (ED: Apologies for the improper 'u' -- it should have an umlaut, but the compilation software is not cooperating)

Palindromes 0.2. Johan Jeuring announced a new release of the Palindromes package, including many new features and upgrades.

Discussion

From records to a type class. Taru Karttunen asked about turning records into type classes, in an effort to make his bindings for Fuse more elegant.

AlternativePrelude extension. Sjur Gjostein Karevoll suggested a language pragma for alternative preludes. (ED: Again, apologies for the look-alike, but improper character).

Blog noise

Haskell news from the blogosphere. Blog posts from people new to the Haskell community are marked with >>>, be sure to welcome them!

Quotes of the Week

  • Jafet: <gwern> closures are a poor man's object <ddarius> objects are a poor man's closure <Berengal> objects are a rich man's structs <Jafet> Poor programmers should start unions
  • monochrom: Time flies like an Arrow. Space leaks like a Monad.
  • monochrom: Haskell already has natural language support. Just switch your natural language to simple-typed lambda calculus.
  • edwardk: @remember Baugn @remember lambdabot fasta says: I think the @remember command is way overused.
  • Berengal: data Neither a b = Left | Right
  • Cale: Removing monad comprehensions was actually the snowball which caused the avalanche of fail in Haskell 98

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