Welcome to issue 114 of HWN, a newsletter covering developments in the Haskell community.
The 5th Haskell Hackathon is underway in Utrecht! Happy Haskell hacking! An early HWN this week since I will be traveling this weekend (but not, unfortunately, to the Hackathon).
Reminder: Haskell Communities and Activities Report. Janis Voigtlaender reminded everyone that the deadline for the May 2009 edition of the Haskell Communities and Activities Report is only two weeks away. If you haven't already, please write an entry for your new project, or update your old entry.
primes. Sebastian Fischer announced the release of the primes package, which implements lazy wheel sieves for efficient, purely functional generation of prime numbers in Haskell.
level-monad-0.3. Sebastian Fischer announced version 0.3 of the package level-monad, which implements breadth-first search directly as an instance of MonadPlus (without using an intermediate tree representation). Version 0.3 adds a MonadPlus instance for iterative deepening inspired by Michael Spivey's paper on Algebras for combinatorial search.
hgettext 0.1.10. Vasyl Pasternak announced a new release of the hgettext package, which now has bindings to all gettext functions.
Haskell logo in TeX. Philip Hölzenspies announced a version of the new Haskell logo design prepared using TikZ, for inclusion in LaTeX documents.
The Monad.Reader (14) - Call for copy. Wouter Swierstra issued a call for copy for Issue 14 of The Monad.Reader. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2009. Let Wouter know if you intend to submit something -- the sooner, the better.
time 126.96.36.199. Ashley Yakeley announced the release of time 188.8.131.52, which should now compile on Windows.
Code Golf. Sebastian Fischer started a lively round of code golf with his code for list diagonalization.
Converting IO [XmlTree] to [XmlTree]. rodrigo.bonifacio asked how to convert an IO [XmlTree] into an [XmlTree], leading to a discussion of Haskell pedagogy.
Roman Cheplyaka: Fun in Utrecht.
Roman Cheplyaka: Utrecht: first impressions.
>>> Daniel van den Eijkel: Hommage: Haskell Offline Music Manipulation And Generation EDSL.
>>> Brandon Simmons: Some initial tests of Tries.
Christopher Lane Hinson: Trends in Profiling Haskell.
>>> Larry O'Brien: Windows & .NET Watch: Haskell: It's like Klingon, but with math!.
Sean Escriva: Why Haskell is a joy to learn.
GHC / OpenSPARC Project: Instruction counts on x86 vs SPARC.
Sebastian Fischer: Barefaced pilferage of monadic bind.
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