Greetings, and thanks for reading the 21st issue of HWN, a weekly newsletter for the Haskell community. Each Monday, new editions are posted to the Haskell mailing list and to The Haskell Sequence. RSS is also available.
This week Isaac Jones announced that the Haskell' standardisation process is underway. Haskell' will be a conservative refinement of Haskell 98:
Announcing the Haskell' ("Haskell-Prime") process. A short time ago, I asked for volunteers to help with the next Haskell standard. A brave group has spoken up, and we've organized ourselves into a committee in order to coordinate the community's work. It will be the committee's task to bring together the very best ideas and work of the broader community in an "open-source" way, and to fill in any gaps in order to make Haskell' as coherent and elegant as Haskell 98.
Read the full announcement here.Presently, the following resources are available:
Please join us in making Haskell' a success.
From: Simon Marlow Subject: TAG final switch to darcs, this repo is now live Fri Jan 20 05:46:30 PST 2006 Simon Marlow
microsoft.com> tagged final switch to darcs, this repo is now live
This is a new HWN section collecting paper or article abstracts on Haskell-related topics. If you have submitted a new Haskell paper, send your abstract to HWN, and the abstract will appear in the next issue.
Ralf Lämmel. Book review, "The Haskell Road to Logic, Maths and
Programming" by Kees Doets and Jan van Eijck. To appear in JoLLI journal;
13 pages. http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ralf/JoLLI06.
The "Haskell road" is an excellent book worth considering as course material and reading anyhow. A non-Haskell road is also discussed in the review.
Ralf Lämmel. "Google's MapReduce Programming Model -- Revisited" Draft; To
be submitted; feedback appreciated; 27 pages. http://www.cs.vu.nl/~ralf/MapReduce.
The seminal MapReduce paper had been briefly discussed at LTU without really going into technical details. The present paper discovers the concepts from a functional programming perspective. Did you ever wonder why MapReduce is called MapReduce?
<monochrom> monadic regions? sounds neat. <monochrom> "monadic ___" sounds neat :) <dons> forall a. Monad a => Neat a
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