Haskell Weekly News: January 16, 2006
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The Haskell Sequence.
hdbc-odbc. John Goerzen released
the first version of hdbc-odbc, the ODBC backend for HDBC. With this
driver, you can use HDBC to connect to any database for which ODBC
drivers exist, including such databases as MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server
Resources and Tools
Haskell Performance Resources. Simon Marlow opened
up a wiki page to collect the community wisdom on writing high
performance Haskell code. This is particularly relevant given
the discussions regarding the language shootout recently, with
many interesting techniques proposed.
- Arrays. Bulat Ziganshin wrote
an interesting RFC on the various Haskell array interfaces.
- Functional Java. Graham Klyne alerted us to FunctionalJ, an open source library for functional
programming in Java. This might be useful to those unfortunates
trapped on the JVM. Additionally, Bjorn Bringert mentioned a similar library, Higher-Order Java (HOJ), he wrote
a few years ago.
- Data structures. Duncan Coutts
was looking for an efficient data structure to implement a sequence
data type with indexed insert/delete/lookup.
- Language Shootout, continued. Many entries have been improved on
Language Shootout, and after several years of complaints
that micro-benchmarks are meaningless, and that the tests are
biased against purely functional languages, it's great to see that
Haskell is now ranked 2nd overall.
darcsweb 0.14. Alberto Bertogli released
Quotes of the Week
<palomer> grr, sml can't derive Ord
<palomer> sml is a pain to use sometimes
<palomer> but sometimes it's a joy!
<palomer> ugh, I take it back, it's a pain
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