Hobby-hacking Eric


le gentle introduction

Je viens de voir sur Haskellwiki que la traduction du Gentle Introduction to Haskell est terminée. Félicitations et merci à Nicolas Vallée et TuTuX.

I just noticed that the French translation of A Gentle Introduction to Haskell has been complete. Thanks and congrats to the authors. Now how about a YAHT translation or a wikilivre on Haskell?


Haskell wikibook blurb

The wikibooks project has a 'featured book' concept, in which the best books of the project are prominently displayed on the front page. The Haskell wikibook has been nominated to be listed as one of these featured books. Votes are positive so far, but nothing official yet. In the meantime, all wikibook authors are being encouraged to put together an advertising blurb for the front page.

Here is my attempt. Can you make it better? Please feel free to post ideas on this blog, or on the wikibook talk page.

Haskell is a functional programming language with a state of the art type system. This book will introduce you to computer programming with our language of choice. It is friendly enough for new programmers, but deep enough to challenge the most experienced. Come stretch your mind with us!

(I'm not over-selling am I? I'm always worried about that)

Oh and the minimalist logo is just something I threw together (public domain, of course). Not married to it, just looking for something better than the current one.


pleac revamp - thanks!

Just wanted to say thanks to whoever it was that started the PLEAC revamp. Looks much more like Haskell now. The old notation-abuse version is now called haskell-on-steroids, which annoys me somewhat, but now we have less risk of confusing newbies. Will be interesting to see how they compare, the Haskell PLEAC and the wiki cookbook.


congrats to hg!

I certainly do not speak for the darcs project as whole, but as a contributor and an enthusiastic fan. In any case, congratulations to the Mercurial team for adoption by Mozilla! I'm very happy to see Mercurial being adopted by both mutt and Mozilla, two projects that I also use. For me, it means that we're slowly starting to move on from centralised version control. There may be some pain involved, bugs to shake out and what not, but overall it's for the greater good. (That being said, I'm also pleased to see people upgrading from CVS to SVN, just climbing the ladder in general).

As for darcs, well, I hope that Jason's work will lead to the resolution of bug numero 1. No pressure, or anything. Just a little bit of progress, some useful new insights into the problem would be nice already.

Now if only I could work out all those Cabalisation issues...