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Peruse popular Perl packages

For a little while, I’ve been curious about which of the packages people in the vast wasteland of CPAN actually use and care about. Here’s an attempt to answer that question with fifty popular Perl packages for your entertainment. Before

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LLVM for Fedora

I’ve just packaged up LLVM 2.1 for Fedora. It hasn’t hit the testing repository yet, but when it does, you’ll be able to install it in straightforward fashion: yum –enablerepo=testing install llvm llvm-devel llvm-docs Until the packages are pushed out

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LLVM bindings for Haskell

I’ve spent a bit of time over the past few days putting together some LLVM bindings for Haskell, based on Gordon Henriksen’s C bindings. (If you don’t know what LLVM is, it’s a wonderful toybox of compiler components, from a

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See me speak at Ignite SF tonight

This evening, I’ll be speaking at the peculiar but fun Ignite SF. My talk is notionally about functional programming, but it’s really about imposing constraints on yourself, and what you can get out of it.

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Pure Haskell MySQL bindings in the works

I’ve spent a few spare hours here and there working on a pure Haskell interface to MySQL recently. On the principle that perhaps someone else might want to join in the fun, I’ve published a darcs repository already (see the

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So I’m writing a Haskell book!

I’ve been sitting on this for a while, so I’m very excited to announce that Don Stewart, John Goerzen and I are collaborating on an upcoming book for O’Reilly, the working title of which is “Real-World Haskell”. Better yet, O’Reilly
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FileManip, an expressive Haskell library for manipulating files

I just released version 0.1 of FileManip, a Haskell library I put together to make it easier to futz about with files in the filesystem. There are a few different components to the package. The Find module lets you search
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Beautiful graphics manipulation (in Haskell, artistic flair required)

During my evening’s Haskell-related Googling, I came across a piece of software called Pancito, written by Andrew Cooke. Pancito is a Haskell package for manipulating images, and Andrew has a beautiful gallery of some of the work he’s done with
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Mathbin, a pastebin that renders mathematics using LaTeX

If you use IRC to collaborate on a software project, chances are you’ve come across, a site where you can post snippets of code, program output, patches, and the like, and then give out the URL of the snippet
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