Haskell Weekly News: Issue 151 - February 28, 2010

Submitted by jfredett on Sun, 02/28/2010 - 8:45pm.
Haskell Weekly News: February 28, 2010

Welcome to issue 151 of HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community.

A light HWN this week, some interesting discussion about view patterns and free monads. Also announced this week was TryHaskell a work-in-progress online interactive haskell interpreter and tutorial. The author (based on his reddit post) has asked us not to post this to proggit yet, but I don't think he'll mind a plug here. So after you're done reading, give it a try! Until next week, haskellers, your Haskell Weekly News.

Announcements

wxHaskell for ghc-6.12.1. Daniel Fischer announced a new release of wxHaskell.

concurrent-extra-0.2. Roel van Dijk announced a new release of concurrent-extra

jhc-0.7.3. John Meacham announced a new version of jhc, including many bug fixes.

Try Haskell! An interactive tutorial in your browser. Benjamin L. Russell told us about the TryHaskell Project, available at TryHaskell.org. TryHaskell is an interactive, online Haskell interpreter and tutorial.

MSFP: Call for Papers. Venanzio Capretta announced a call for papers for the Third Workshop on Mathematically Structured Functional Programming.

HLedger 0.8. Simon Michael announced a new version of hledger last week, but it slipped through my radar. This release includes bug fixes, some refactoring, and High-Res Graphical Chart generation capability.

Discussion

View patterns. Andrew Coppin asked about making view patterns polymorphic.

What are 'free' Monads? Guenther Schmidt asked what exactly it meant to be a 'free monad'

Multiple Interpretations for a monad? Guenther Schmidt asked about monads which can have multiple levels of meaning and interpretation.

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

  • roconnor: sounds like you need a zygohistomorphic prepromorphism
  • copumpkin: These are not the monads you are looking for.
  • noggle: this language is like having programming super powers

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