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<ul><li><p><em>hinotify 0.1</em>. Lennart Kolmodin
 
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[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14345/ announced] hinotify 0.1, a library to [http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/rml/inotify/ inotify] which has been part of the Linux kernel since 2.6.13. inotify provides file system event notification, simply add a watcher to a file or directory and get an event when it is accessed or modified. [http://haskell.org/~kolmodin/code/hinotify/docs/api/ API] and [http://haskell.org/~kolmodin/code/hinotify/ source].</p></li>
<ul><li><p><em>Proceedings Haskell Workshop 1995</em>. Henrik Nilsson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14312/ announced] that in celebration of the 10th [http://haskell.org/haskell-workshop Haskell Workshop] that took place recently, the proceedings of the very first Haskell workshop, in La Jolla 1995, have now been made available on [http://haskell.org/haskell-workshop/1995 the Haskell Workshop home page]. Thanks to Paul Hudak for help locating the proceedings and arranging for them to be scanned into PDF.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Common library for generic programming</em>. Johan Jeuring and Andres Loeh
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14304/ announced] an initiative to design a common library for generic programming, which should work together with most of the Haskell compilers, and for which they hope to guarantee support for generics in Haskell into the future. If you want to get involved (or just want to see the discussion), you can subscribe to [http://www.haskell.org/mailman/listinfo/generics the generics mailing list]. Check the [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Research_papers/Generics Haskell research wiki] for some background on generics.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>GHC 6.6 Second Release Candidate</em>. Ian Lynagh
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.glasgow.user/10823 announced] that the Second Release Candidate phase for GHC 6.6 is underway. Get testing!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Lazy functional language for the JVM</em>. Luke Evans
 
[http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14296/ announced] that the research group at Business Objects has developed a lazily evaluated, strongly-typed language called CAL, with many similarities to Haskell, targeting the JVM, to facilitate representing certain kinds of business logic as reusable, composable pieces.</p></li></ul>
 
 
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<ul><li><p><em>ICFP Contest Results</em>. CMU's Principles of Programming Group
 
[http://icfpcontest.org announced] the results of this year's [http://icfp06.cs.uchicago.edu/ ICFP] programming contest. Congratulations to the winning team from Google, 'Team Smartass', (Christopher Hendrie, Derek Kisman, Ambrose Feinstein and Daniel Wright), who used Haskell along with C++, Bash and Python. Haskell has now been used by the winning team three years running! An honourable mention to team Lazy Bottoms, another Haskell team, who managed to crack several of the puzzles first. Five teams from the [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/IRC_channel #haskell IRC channel] were [http://icfpcontest.org/scoreboard.shtml placed] in the top 50. A video stream of the results announcement is [http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6419094369756184531 available], shot and cut by Malcolm Wallace. Many thanks to the [http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/Web/Groups/pop/pop.html CMU team] for organising such a great contest!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>New release of Hugs</em>. Ross Paterson
 
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.hugs.user/493/ announced] a new minor release of Hugs, fixing a few bugs with the May 2006 release, and with libraries roughly matching the forthcoming GHC 6.6 release. It is available from [http://www.haskell.org/hugs/ the Hugs page].</p></li>
 
 
 
<li><p><em>HAppS version 0.8.2</em>. Einar Karttunen
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<li><p><em>Monad Transformer Tutorial</em>. Martin Grabmueller
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14292/ announced] the release of the Haskell Application Server version 0.8.2. HAppS is a Haskell web application server for building industrial strength internet applications safely, quickly, and easily. With HAppS you focus entirely on application functionality implemented in your favourite language and you don't have to worry about making sure all sorts of server subsystems are functioning properly. [http://happs.org/ More info].</p></li>
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[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15714 published] a small tutorial on using monad transformers. In contrast to others approaches, it concentrates on using them, not on their implementation. [http://uebb.cs.tu-berlin.de/~magr/pub/Transformers.en.html PDF and Literate Haskell source available].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Codec.Compression.GZip and .BZip</em>. Duncan Coutts
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<li><p><em>Speaking Haskell in Spanish</em>. Luis Araujo
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14265/ released] two new packages: zlib and bzlib, which provide functions for compression and decompression in the gzip and bzip2 formats, directly on [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~dons/fps.html ByteStrings]. Both provide pure functions on streams of data represented by lazy ByteStrings. This makes it easy to use either in memory or with disk or network IO. There is API documentation is available [http://haskell.org/~duncan/zlib/docs here] and [http://haskell.org/~duncan/bzlib/docs here].</p></li>
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[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15713/ announced] [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell.es a project] to make Haskell documentation more available to Spanish speakers. The idea is to [http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Haskell.es collect information in Spanish] about Haskell, including news and tutorials, and to translate [http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Special:Popularpages Haskell wiki pages].</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>System Fc branch merged into GHC</em>. Manuel Chakravarty
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<li><p><em>Haskell Packages 6.6</em>. Isaac Jones
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cvs.all/28297/ merged] the [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/papers/SCP06.html System Fc] branch of GHC into GHC head. This is a significant development, adding extensions to GHC to support an [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/IntermediateTypes FC-based intermediate language], a new implementation of GADTs, along with indexed data types and indexed newtypes (generalised [http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~chak/papers/CKPM05.html associated data types]). [http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/TypeFunctions More details] about the implementation.</p></li>
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[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cabal.devel/175 announced] that the Cabal package tools for Haskell are in a good state, with almost 30 packages already in [http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/ the database]. Time to start testing packages, starting with the cabal release candidate that'll go into GHC 6.6, to make sure they work nicely together!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Job writing security software in Haskell</em>. Andrew Pimlott
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<li><p><em>Cabal-1.1.6 release candidate</em>. Duncan Coutts
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15439/ announced] that Planning Systems, Inc. has a job opportunity for Haskell programmers, writing a high-assurance authorization system. [http://www.plansys.com/careers/job_details.cfm?JobID=28 Job description].</p></li>
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[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/5213/ released] a tarball for the next 1.16 Cabal release candidate. Let's get this tested before GHC 6.6 arrives!</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>Dr Haskell 0.1</em>. Neil Mitchell
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<li><p><em>Darcs 1.0.9 release candidate</em>. Tommy Pettersson
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14285/ released] Dr Haskell, a tool to help suggest improvements to your Haskell code. Dr Haskell will analyse your code, and suggest shorter alternatives for rewriting. [http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~ndm/projects/drhaskell.php More details].</p></li>
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[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.darcs.user/10332 announced] the first release candidate for next stable [http://darcs.net darcs], 1.0.9rc1. This will mainly be a bug fix version to get things right that got wrong or didn't get right in 1.0.7 and 1.0.8, but there are some new features and optimizations too.</p></li>
 
 
<li><p><em>BitSyntax for Haskell</em>. Adam Langley
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<li><p><em>Haskell and Vim</em>. Marc Weber
[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.general/14287/ released] a [http://www.imperialviolet.org/binary/bitsyntax/ bit syntax library] for Haskell, based on Erlang's [http://www.erlang.org/doc/doc-5.4.12/doc/programming_examples/bit_syntax.html bit syntax] (great for building and breaking up binary structures). Nice!</p></li>
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[http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.cafe/15707 wrote] some Vim scripts to ease various Haskell coding tasks in Vim.</p></li></ul>
   
 
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Revision as of 01:55, 10 October 2006

2006-10-10

  • hinotify 0.1. Lennart Kolmodin announced hinotify 0.1, a library to inotify which has been part of the Linux kernel since 2.6.13. inotify provides file system event notification, simply add a watcher to a file or directory and get an event when it is accessed or modified. API and source.

  • Monad Transformer Tutorial. Martin Grabmueller published a small tutorial on using monad transformers. In contrast to others approaches, it concentrates on using them, not on their implementation. PDF and Literate Haskell source available.

  • Speaking Haskell in Spanish. Luis Araujo announced a project to make Haskell documentation more available to Spanish speakers. The idea is to collect information in Spanish about Haskell, including news and tutorials, and to translate Haskell wiki pages.

  • Haskell Packages 6.6. Isaac Jones announced that the Cabal package tools for Haskell are in a good state, with almost 30 packages already in the database. Time to start testing packages, starting with the cabal release candidate that'll go into GHC 6.6, to make sure they work nicely together!

  • Cabal-1.1.6 release candidate. Duncan Coutts released a tarball for the next 1.16 Cabal release candidate. Let's get this tested before GHC 6.6 arrives!

  • Darcs 1.0.9 release candidate. Tommy Pettersson announced the first release candidate for next stable darcs, 1.0.9rc1. This will mainly be a bug fix version to get things right that got wrong or didn't get right in 1.0.7 and 1.0.8, but there are some new features and optimizations too.

  • Haskell and Vim. Marc Weber wrote some Vim scripts to ease various Haskell coding tasks in Vim.

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