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Dual bitbucket/github citizenship

One of the particularly nice things about working with a distributed revision control tool these days is that I can sidestep the choice of winning tool. Thanks to Scott Chacon and Augie Fackler’s excellent hg-git extension, I can use Mercurial
Posted in open source, scm

Why I don’t use darcs any more (much)

Over the past couple of years, since David Roundy handed over control of the darcs revision control system to a talented team of developers, it has come a long way in stability and performance.I began using darcs essentially out of
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A tiny example of clean Unicode handling in Haskell

Ersin Er wrote a brief blog post about handling the Turkish language in Haskell. Because Turkish uses a character set that mostly looks familiar to Westerners, it is notorious for its ability to trip up the unwary programmer (see examples
Posted in haskell, open source

Haskell-related job opening at Stanford University

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Updated ICU bindings for Haskell: 0.4.0.0

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Dealing with fragile C libraries (e.g. MySQL) from Haskell

I spent some time today trying to talk to a MySQL database server from a piece of middleware I'm writing in Haskell. You might think that talking to a database server would be easy, but it turned out to be
Posted in haskell, linux, open source

Fast base64 encoding and decoding in Haskell

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Major version of the Haskell text library, 0.8.0.0

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Sightings of the GHC event manager in the wild

After a few months of blissfully doing precious little hacking in our spare time, Johan and I have returned to work on the new event manager for GHC. I spent the past few days writing a paper about the motivation,
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Criterion 0.2, an improved Haskell benchmarking library

I’m pleased to announce the availability of version 0.2 of my criterion library for Haskell performance evaluation. Compared to version 0.1, this version has some significant changes. The benchmarking API has been improved! If you’re benchmarking a pure function, you
Posted in haskell, open source