Issue 183 2019-10-31
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.
Compile your comments in ghcid by Jake Keuhlen
With a recent addition to ghcid, theres a new way to interactively play with code without having to have multiple windows open or jump back and forth between terminals.
Low-latency garbage collector merged for GHC 8.10 by Ben Gamari
Over the past two years my colleague Ömer Sinan Ağacan and I have been working with our client, Standard Chartered, on a new low-latency garbage collector for GHC.
Scraping Goodreads Sitemaps with Haskell by Marcus Buffett
Recently I acquired a project, Now What Do I Read?. One of the steps in acquiring the data was to scrape the sitemaps of Goodreads.
Types without values by Joël Quenneville
One helpful way to think about types is to consider its cardinality that is, how many possible distinct values does it have?
How does the continuation monad work? by Max Hallinan
I had trouble using the continuation monad until I understood how it works. Here is what I wish I knew from the beginning.
The previous post showed off the flexibility of the continuation monad to represent various effects. As it turns out, it has a deeper relationship with monads in general.
Simon Marlow, Simon Peyton Jones, and Satnam Singh win Most Influential ICFP Paper Award by Facebook Engineering
The ACM Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) has awarded Facebook Software Engineer Simon Marlow, Microsoft Principal Researcher Simon Peyton Jones, and Google AI Software Engineer Satnam Singh the Most Influential ICFP Paper Award for their 2009 paper, Runtime Support for Multicore Haskell.
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A basic Haskell solution to the robot journeys coding exercise by Mark Seemann
This article shows an idiomatic, yet beginner-friendly Haskell solution to a coding exercise.
Applicative Without Currying by Chris Smith
If Haskell didn’t curry its functions, would we still care about applicative functors?
Copilot is a runtime verification framework written in Haskell. It allows the user to write programs in a simple but powerful way using a stream-based approach.
Enum ranges by The Haskell Phrasebook
Haskell has a convenient notation for writing numeric ranges. It also works with a lot of types other than numbers, including types that you define yourself.
I’m looking for something lighter that I can serve statically using GitHub Pages or Glitch, so I can plop some code on a webpage and never worry about hosting ever again.
The idea behind Hadui is rather simple, just to use a web browser in place of the traditional terminal based console UI.
So, long story short, Porcupine is a framework aimed at making long-lived (in the sense that they are robust, shareable, and reusable), portable and customizable data pipelines.
Let’s read: Haskell Programming from First Principles, pt VI by Thomas Hartmann
Its been a while, but welcome back to yet another installment in our read-through of Haskell Programming from First Principles. This time were looking at typeclasses.
Locally Nameless by Callan McGill
The untyped lambda calculus has a very simple grammar with just three term formers:
term ::= v | λ v . term | term term. In order that this work as a theory of computation, we need some notion of evaluation and this is driven by β-reduction.
Temporal Difference Primer by Monday Morning Haskell
This week, we’re going back to “unsupervised” learning. We’ll consider another approach that does not require the specification of “correct” outputs.
TON: Is Haskell More Fun than FunC? by Kirill Elagin
Telegram Open Network is a relatively new smart-contracts platform developed by the team behind the Telegram messenger.
One of the most important things we can have in a game of poker is safety players don’t expect to have a flop dealt after one has already been dealt.
eff: screaming fast extensible effects for less by Alexis King
effis a work-in-progress implementation of an extensible effect system for Haskell, a general-purpose solution for tracking effects at the type level and handling them in flexible ways.
Dex: A research language for array processing by Dougal Maclaurin
The goal of the project is to explore: Type systems for array programming, Mathematical program transformations like differentiation and integration, and more.
Functional lenses through a practical lens by Sara Fransson
Surely something like this can’t be of interest for an everyday working programmer, trying to solve real world problems? Wrong!
Learning Haskell for Dummies - Lesson 5 by Vincent Orr
In this lesson we go through various equality operators and
Ordfor ordering and lastly “if then else”.
Functional Reactive Programming by Haskell Weekly Podcast
Jose Silvestri and Dustin Segers give a whirlwind tour of FRP, exploring what it is and why you might want to use it.
Package of the week
This week’s package of the week is
relude, an alternative prelude library. If you find the default
Prelude unsatisfying, despite its advantages, consider using
Call for participation
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