Haskell Weekly


Issue 237 2020-11-12

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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.


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In brief

  • Episode 30: Type Safety by Haskell Weekly Podcast

    Newtypes let you give things names, but is that type safety? Andres Schmois, Cameron Gera, and Taylor Fausak explore a blog post by Alexis King.

  • Haskell Templates Launch by Tom Sydney Kerckhove

    A few people asked to hear about what goes into a project like this, so in this post I would like to tell you about the project’s history.

  • polysemy-methodology - Domain modelling algebra in Haskell by Dan Firth

    One of Haskell’s primary and yet underused strengths is denotational design - to write code the way we wish it could be written, and then using the language to make that representation work in practice.

  • Sponsoring the Haskell Foundation by Well-Typed

    Well-Typed are very pleased to support the establishment of the Haskell Foundation that was recently announced by Simon Peyton Jones.

  • Using the Handle Abstraction by Monday Morning Haskell

    This allows the program to work regardless of whether it’s using the command line or file for its input.

  • What’s wrong with the grid? by Inflex

    This fast and loose paradigm is also the downfall of spreadsheets, because the user is encouraged to do a form of programming, without encouraging them to do any kind of discipline.

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