Haskell Weekly


Issue 158 2019-05-09

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Welcome to another issue of Haskell Weekly! Haskell is a safe, purely functional programming language with a fast, concurrent runtime. This is a weekly summary of what’s going on in its community.


  • Benchmarks of various trie implementations by Marco Zocca

    While studying various approaches to prefix trees (“tries”), I wrote a small memory and time benchmark of four implementations.

  • Build a HTTP Proxy in Haskell on AWS Lambda by Chris Bacon

    This is just a quick one to put some Haskell code on AWS Lambda, and what’s better than a good-old HTTP Proxy?

  • co-log logging library with polysemy for extensible effects and chronos for fast time by Kowainik

    We are thrilled to share the new release of our multipackage logging library co-log!

  • Discovering DataKinds at Runtime by Travis Whitaker

    Something almost universal to introductions to “type-level programming” in Haskell is an example involving sized vectors.

  • Drawing foldl and foldr by Joachim Breitner

    Often, someone wants to exhaling the difference between a left-fold and a right-fold, i.e. foldl and foldr in Haskell, you see a picture.

  • Haskell monads and the nest of lies by John Sullivan

    The IO monad in Haskell works by assuming our universe is in a simulation and that your tiny computer can capture the entire state of the universe and play it forwards in real time.

  • Higher Kinded Option Parsing by Chris Penner

    Higher Kinded Data Types (HKDTs) have piqued my interest lately. They seem to have a lot of potential applications, however the ergonomics still aren’t so great in most of these cases.

  • Purity in Haskell by Marco Sampellegrini

    Purity is not about preventing side effects, it’s about having a clear boundary between code with side effects and pure code.

  • Some Tricks for List Manipulation by Donnacha Oisín Kidney

    This post is a collection of some of the tricks I’ve learned for manipulating lists in Haskell. Each one starts with a puzzle: you should try the puzzle yourself before seeing the solution!


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In brief

Package of the week

This week’s package of the week is Haze, a small BitTorrent client for learning purposes.

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