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<ul><li><p><em>Learn Haskell in 10 minutes</em>. Chris Smith
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<ul><li><p><em>OSCON Haskell Tutorial</em>. Simon Peyton-Jones
[http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Learn_Haskell_in_10_minutes prepared] a new tutorial on the basics of Haskell</p></li>
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Appeared at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, delivering a range of talks, including [http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2007/view/e_sess/14016 A Taste of Haskell], [http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2007/view/e_sess/14773 A Keynote on Functional Languages], [http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2007/view/e_sess/14014 Nested Data Parallelism] and [http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2007/view/e_sess/14017 Transactional Memory for Concurrent Programming]. Videos are available for most of these talks: [http://blip.tv/file/324976 A Taste of Haskell: Part 1], [http://www.blip.tv/file/325646/ A Taste of Haskell: Part 2], [http://conferences.oreillynet.com/presentations/os2007/os_peytonjones.pdf slides for A Taste of Haskell], [http://www.blip.tv/file/317758/ Transactional Memory for Concurrent Programming] and [http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=370317485066035666 the NDP talk] at the London Hugs meeting.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Haskell Program Coverage 0.4</em>. Andy Gill
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<li><p><em>hpodder 1.0</em>. John Goerzen
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15381 announced] release 0.4 of Hpc, a tool for Haskell developers. Hpc is a tool-kit to record and display Haskell Program Coverage. Hpc includes tools that instrument Haskell programs to record program coverage, run instrumented programs, and display the coverage information obtained.</p></li>
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[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15452 announced] version 1.0.0 of hpodder, the command-line podcatcher (podcast downloader) that just happens to be written in everyone's favorite language. You can get it [http://software.complete.org/hpodder here]. Version 1.0.0 sports a new mechanism for detecting and disabling feeds or episodes that repeatedly result in errors, updates to the Sqlite database schema, and several bugfixes.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Uniplate 1.0</em>. Neil Mitchell
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<li><p><em>encoding-0.1</em>. Henning G�nther
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15366 announced] Uniplate (formerly known as Play), a library for boilerplate removal requiring only Haskell 98 (for normal use) and optionally multi-parameter type classes (for more advanced features).</p></li>
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[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15481 announced] the release of 'encoding', a Haskell library to cope with many character encodings found on modern computers. At the moment it supports (much more is planned): ASCII, UTF-8, -16, -32, ISO 8859-* (alias latin-*), CP125* (windows codepages), KOI8-R, Bootstring (base for punycode)</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Atom: Hardware description in Haskell</em>. Tom Hawkins
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<li><p><em>Dimensional 0.6: Statically checked physical dimensions</em>. Bj�rn Buckwalter
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15341 announced] Atom, a high-level hardware description language embedded in Haskell that compiles conditional term rewriting systems into conventional HDL.</p></li>
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[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/26944 announced] a library providing data types for performing arithmetic with physical quantities and units. Information about the physical dimensions of the quantities/units is embedded in their types and the validity of operations is verified by the type checker at compile time. The boxing and unboxing of numerical values as quantities is done by multiplication and division with units.</p></li></ul>
 
<li><p><em>Catch</em>. Neil Mitchell
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15334 announced] a pattern-match checker for Haskell, named Catch. Do you sometimes encounter the dreaded 'pattern match failure: head' message? Do you have incomplete patterns which sometimes fail? Do you have incomplete patterns which you know don't fail, but still get compiler warnings about them? Would you like to statically ensure the absence of all calls to error? This is what Catch helps ... catch!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Haskell Communities and Activities Report</em>. Andres Loeh
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15302 announced] that the Haskell Communities and Activities Report is now available, covering the increasingly diverse groups, projects and individuals working on, with, or inspired by Haskell.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>The Reduceron</em>. Matthew Naylor
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15301 announced] the Reduceron, a processor for executing Haskell programs on FPGA with the aim of exploring how custom architectural features can improve the speed in which Haskell functions are evaluated. Being described entirely in Haskell (using Lava), the Reduceron also serves as an interesting application of functional languages to the design of complex control circuits such as processors.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Data.Derive</em>. Neil Mitchell
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15292 announced] Data.Derive, a library and a tool for deriving instances for Haskell programs. It is designed to work with custom derivations, SYB and Template Haskell mechanisms. The tool requires GHC, but the generated code is portable to all compilers. We see this tool as a competitor to DrIFT.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Piffle, a packet filter language</em>. Jaap Weel
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15290 announced] Piffle, a compiler for a packet filter language in Haskell: a good example of how Haskell can be used in an application domain (low level computer networking) where people tend to use C for everything, including writing compilers.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Towards a Programming Language Nirvana</em>. Simon Peyton-Jones
 
[http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=326762 appears] on video, talking about the Haskell path to programming language Nirvana</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Yi 0.2</em>. Jean-Philippe Bernardy
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15260 announced] the 0.2.0 release of the Yi editor. Yi is a text editor written and extensible in Haskell. The goal of Yi is to provide a flexible, powerful and correct editor core dynamically scriptable in Haskell. Yi is also a Haskell interpreter, very much like emacs is a Lisp interpreter, this makes really easy to dynamically hack, experiment and modify Yi. All tools and goodies written in haskell are also readily available from the editor. This is implemented by binding to the GHC API.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Foreign.AppleScript</em>. Wouter Swierstra
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15246 announced] a library for compiling and executing AppleScript from Haskell. AppleScript is a scripting language available on all modern Apple computers. It can be used to script most applications on running on MacOS X.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Asterisk Gateway Interface</em>. Jeremy Shaw
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15245 uploaded] a simple AGI interface to [http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/AGI hackage]. For more about Asterix, see [http://www.voip-info.org/wiki-Asterisk+AGI here].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Harpy</em>. Dirk Kleeblatt
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/15237 announced] Harpy, a library for run-time code generation of x86 machine code. It provides not only a low level interface to code generation operations, but also a convenient domain specific language for machine code fragments, a collection of code generation combinators and a disassembler. [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Blog_articles/EDSLs Lennart Augustsson] has written a series of articles demonstrating its use for fast EDSLs.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Yaml Reference</em>. Gaal Yahas
 
[http://ben-kiki.org/oren/YamlReference/ announced] a Haskell (Cabal) package containing the YAML spec productions wrapped in Haskell magic to convert them to an executable parser. The parser is streaming. It isn't intended to serve as a basis for a YAML tool chain; instead it is meant to serve as a reference implementation of the spec.</p></li></ul>
 
   
 
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2007-08-07

  • OSCON Haskell Tutorial. Simon Peyton-Jones Appeared at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) in Portland, delivering a range of talks, including A Taste of Haskell, A Keynote on Functional Languages, Nested Data Parallelism and Transactional Memory for Concurrent Programming. Videos are available for most of these talks: A Taste of Haskell: Part 1, A Taste of Haskell: Part 2, slides for A Taste of Haskell, Transactional Memory for Concurrent Programming and the NDP talk at the London Hugs meeting.

  • hpodder 1.0. John Goerzen announced version 1.0.0 of hpodder, the command-line podcatcher (podcast downloader) that just happens to be written in everyone's favorite language. You can get it here. Version 1.0.0 sports a new mechanism for detecting and disabling feeds or episodes that repeatedly result in errors, updates to the Sqlite database schema, and several bugfixes.

  • encoding-0.1. Henning G�nther announced the release of 'encoding', a Haskell library to cope with many character encodings found on modern computers. At the moment it supports (much more is planned): ASCII, UTF-8, -16, -32, ISO 8859-* (alias latin-*), CP125* (windows codepages), KOI8-R, Bootstring (base for punycode)

  • Dimensional 0.6: Statically checked physical dimensions. Bj�rn Buckwalter announced a library providing data types for performing arithmetic with physical quantities and units. Information about the physical dimensions of the quantities/units is embedded in their types and the validity of operations is verified by the type checker at compile time. The boxing and unboxing of numerical values as quantities is done by multiplication and division with units.

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