Welcome to issue 42 of HWN, a weekly newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community. Each week, new editions are posted to the Haskell mailing list as well as to the Haskell Sequence and Planet Haskell. RSS is also available, and headlines appear on haskell.org.

This week we see a new Hugs release, and the results of the ICFP contest are out! We feature a special report on the Commercial Users of Functional Programming workshop, courtesy of John Hughes



This section covers the Haskell' standardisation process.

Conference roundup

The Commercial Users of Functional Programming workshop (CUFP), held in association with ICFP, attracted a record turn-out this year. 57 attendees came to listen to 9 speakers talk about commercial uses of Scheme, Erlang, Reflect, OCaml, and Haskell. Four of the speakers talked about applications of Haskell.


Blog noise

Haskell news from the blogosphere.

Quotes of the Week

Contributing to HWN

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