Haskell Weekly News: January 30, 2006
Greetings, and thanks for reading the 22nd issue of HWN, a
weekly newsletter for the Haskell community. Each Monday, new
editions are posted to
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The Haskell Sequence.
- C-- Frontend. Robert Dockins announced the initial alpha release of a C-- frontend (parser, pretty printer, and semantic checker) written in
Haskell. The goal when beginning this project was to create a
modular frontend that could be used both by people writing and by
those targeting C-- compilers. This implementation attempts to
follow the C-- spec as exactly as possible.
- Type level arithmetic. Robert Dockins also released a library for arithmetic on the type
level. This library uses a binary representation and can handle
numbers at the order of 10^15 (at least). It also contains a
test suite to help validate the somewhat unintuitive algorithms.
This section covers activity on Haskell' this week. The topics this week have been diverse. Next week we'll
try to cover activity on the wiki as well. From the mailing list:
Darcs is popular. Isaac Jones brought to our attention the results of the Debian
package popularity contest. For the first time a program
written in Haskell is more popular than the Haskell toolchain
itself. Congratulations to the darcs developers!
Quote of the Week
<araujo> Haskell is bad, it makes you hate other programming languages.
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