Issue 18 2016-09-01
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cabal new-build is a package manager
An old article I occasionally see cited today is Repeat after me: “Cabal is not a Package Manager”. Many of the complaints don’t apply to cabal-install 1.24’s new Nix-style local builds.
hindent 5: One style to rule them all
But once the JohanTibell style in hindent was quite stable, I found that I didn’t mind using it while collaborating with people who prefer that style.
If you are already using the same language, I think calling an endpoint from the frontend should rather feel just like a type-safe function call. And that’s what “shareable” API definitions try to solve.
Retrospective: Haskell in Production
Haskell might be “the closest thing to a secret weapon” when building server-side software, writes Better co-founder Carl Baatz, summarizing their four-year journey using Haskell in production.
There are plenty of brand-new functions [and] several key map, set, and sequence functions have sped up considerably.
haskell.org and the Evil Cabal
The haskell.org committee has consistently engaged in tactics which silence the voices of all non-members, and stacks the committee to prevent dissenting opinions from joining.
Edward Kmett: “I’m officially resigning from the haskell.org committee effective immediately after the end of the Summer of Haskell.”