Issue 172 2019-08-15
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.
Practical Profunctor Lenses & Optics In PureScript by Thomas Honeyman
Armed with a handful of types and functions, you can manipulate even complex data structures with minimal effort.
Inventing Monads by Kabir Shah
It might sound a little crazy at first, but imagine being able to override the semicolon to reduce boilerplate in specific code blocks.
Rounding by Type Classes
In contrast to previous installments of the featured function series, this article will cover four functions with identical types, from the same typeclass, that do not do the same thing.
Shorter GC pauses coming to GHC by Pepe Iborra
GHC 8.10 is getting a new incremental garbage collector with a mark & sweep strategy for the older generation collections, as an alternative to the standard copy collector.
Vim and Haskell in 2019 by Marco Lopes
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that things seem to have evolved quite a bit since then, and that Haskell in vim is now pretty feature rich.
Easy IHaskell Docker Images with Nix by Vaibhav Sagar
I hope this is useful as a way of making IHaskell even more widely available, and as a demonstration of using
dockerToolsto bridge the gap between Nix and Docker!
Announcing pretty-simple-188.8.131.52 by Dennis Gosnell
This post gives a short introduction to
pretty-simple, explains the new features, and lists some outstanding issues I’d like help with.
ANN: cabal-fmt by Oleg Grenrus
I have been using cabal-fmt for over a half year now for my own Haskell projects, and have been happy with this minimal, yet useful tool.
Who Authorized These Ghosts!? by Ollie Charles
While playing around with ideas, I was reminded of the wonderful paper “Ghosts of Departed Proofs”, and it got me thinking… can we use these techniques for authorization?
Overriding Type Class Instances by Cary Robbins
When you have an instance in scope, you are stuck with it. Is this a feature? Is this a bug?
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Episode 18: Inventing Monads by Haskell Weekly Podcast
Announcing cursor-brick by Tom Sydney Kerckhove
This post announces the new
cursor-bricklibrary. It is a small library to help you define
brickwidgets for cursors.
Traversing the product of two infinite lists along a Hilbert curve by Noah Luck Easterly
Following a post from earlier this week about alternate orders for traversing products of lists, I thought it might be fun to implement a traversal that follows a Hilbert curve.
We describe our experiences using this “dependently typed Haskell” to construct a performance-critical library that is a key component in a number of verification tools.
Getting Unstuck with Elm JSON Decoders by Joël Quenneville
Elm’s JSON decoders can be tricky to wrap your head around. You’re trying to decode a value and aren’t coming up with anything useful. How do you get unstuck?
Partitions of a set by Shayne Fletcher
Having “solved” a bunch of these divide & conquer problems, I’m the first to admit to having being lulled into a false sense of security.
How do you explain lambda calculus (or just calculus) to a Front-end web developer. How does calculus boost their productivity?
Debugging space leaks in haskell-ide-engine by Matthew Pickering
This video demonstrates what we’ve been up to trying to find space leaks in haskell-ide-engine.
Limiting side-effects of applications at compile-time by Ramón Soto Mathiesen
In this short talk, we will be showcasing how you will be able to further restrict effects, granularly and even recursively, in order to limit these side-effects.
Eta lang - Haskell On JVM by Jarek Ratajski
We will check how did they manage to solve typical problems like tail call optimizations and what is the overall performance of Eta.
Packages of the week
Many packages have been announced or received significant updates recently. We couldn’t pick just one to feature. Enjoy!
Call for participation
- haskell-poker: GetProfile API Endpoint should also give some basic game stats for the user
- spago: Install packages that have
Meetup will change their API soon. As a result we decided to stop maintaining this section. Please see this issue for details: https://github.com/haskellweekly/haskellweekly.github.io/issues/272.