Haskell Weekly News: October 4, 2005

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Quiet or Busy? It's been a quiet week on the Haskell lists, so this week's HWN is a bit sparse. But that's because many Haskellers were at the Haskell workshops at ICFP in Estonia. I expect we'll see some fallout from those workshops on the list in the coming week.

Haskell workshop items. Over on the IRC channel logs from September 30, there was a live conversation beginning at 15:36:33 of the "Future of Haskell discussion." Autrijus Tang's journal had several pages of entries, including one providing a nice summary.

Endian conversion. Joel Reymont asked about converting binary data in a network protocol, and several suggestions were posted in the resulting discussion.

Is putChar strict? John Meacham asked this question, and pointed out that different Haskell compilers/interpreters are behaving in different ways.

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