Haskell Weekly


Issue 423 2024-06-06

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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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  • Episode 50 - Tom Sydney Kerckove by The Haskell Interlude

    In this episode Tom Sydney is chatting with Matti Paul and Niki Vazou. Tom is the author of many tools, like sydtest, decking, and nix-ci. He tells us about the rules for sustainable Haskell, how Haskell lets one man do the job of 50, and the secret sauce for open source.

  • Implement Haskell’s G-Machine in MoonBit (Part 2) by Zachery Yee

    This article is the second in the series on implementing lazy evaluation in MoonBit. In the first part, we explored the purposes of lazy evaluation and a typical abstract machine for lazy evaluation, the G-Machine, and implemented some basic G-Machine instructions. In this article, we will further extend the G-Machine implementation from the previous article to support let expressions and basic arithmetic, comparison, and other operations.

  • Liquid Haskell Through the Compilers by Facundo Domínguez

    Among other contributions, Tweag committed to upgrading Liquid Haskell from version 9.0 to each major GHC version, culminating with the inclusion of Liquid Haskell in head.hackage (more below). This post is a report on the experience of upgrading a compiler plugin of 30,000 lines of code, and on what can be expected of new upgrades going forward. It will likely be of interest to developers using GHC as a library, to maintainers of other GHC plugins, and to potential users of Liquid Haskell who wonder about the effort of keeping it up-to-date.

  • This is why you should never use parser combinators and PEG by Askar Safin

    Let me tell you why you should (nearly) never use PEG (parsing expression grammars). Nearly everything I will say applies to parser combinators (parsec in Haskell, nom in Rust), too.

  • Writing and debugging megaparsec parsers for grep by Yevhenii Zelenskyi

    In this tutorial, we build grep from “scratch” by following a CodeCrafters challenge: we work with megaparsec, debug parsers, and rewrite the same things multiple times.


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In brief

  • DevOps at the Haskell Foundation by José Manuel Calderón Trilla

    The DevOps role has allowed us to push on some of the things that are hard to find volunteers for; GHC CI, Haskell.org service migrations, and most recently, the Stackage migration from FP Complete to the Haskell Foundation, as a few examples. The realities of the Haskell Foundation’s budget mean that we must refocus our DevOps efforts going forward.

  • Functional Compilers That Stand Toe-to-toe With C’s Object Files: a Manifesto by Vanessa McHale

    There are some ways that functional programming languages still lack when compared to C; in particular they fail to export their constructs for use in other languages. Let us consider Haskell as an example, which is a good language.

  • Index your haddock files by Henry Laxen

    I was looking for a tool to create an index.html file linking to all of my local haddock docs. I was surprised not to find one, so I used it as an excuse to take a look at my 2nd favorite poet (behind Keats), namely shelly [sic]. In the hope you, dear reader, might find it useful, here it is in all of its glory.

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