Welcome to issue 50 of HWN, a weekly newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community.

This week a new release of the Haskell XML Toolbox, and details for the inaugural Haskell Hackathon are announced. And the HWN half century of issues is on the board!

Announcements

Haskell'

This section covers the Haskell' standardisation process.

Libraries

This week's proposals and extensions to the standard libraries.

Discussion

Blog noise

Haskell news from the blogosphere.

Quotes of the Week

Code Watch

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