Haskell Weekly News: April 10, 2006

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This section covers activity on Haskell' standardisation process.

Code watch

Wed Apr  5 06:33:44 PDT 2006  Simon Marlow
  * add support for x86_64; foreign import is now supported in GHCi on x86_64
Thu Apr  6 10:57:53 PDT 2006  Lemmih
  * GHC.Base.breakpoint isn't vaporware anymore.

  -fignore-breakpoints can be used to ignore breakpoints.
Thu Apr  6 19:05:11 PDT 2006  Simon Marlow
  * Reorganisation of the source tree
  Most of the other users of the fptools build system have migrated to
  Cabal, and with the move to darcs we can now flatten the source tree
  without losing history, so here goes.

  The main change is that the ghc/ subdir is gone, and most of what it
  contained is now at the top level.  The build system now makes no
  pretense at being multi-project, it is just the GHC build system.

Quotes of the Week

JaffaCake :: gcc is getting smarter, so we need to hit it with a bigger stick

ihope :: Oops, I forgot that Djinn doesn't do GADT's.

malig :: quantum mechanics actually strikes me as less weird than lazy
evaluation sometimes. at least it disallows time travel

Contributing to HWN

Thanks to Luis Araujo for help preparing this issue.

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