Category Archives: writing

The Haskell Alphabet

Here’s a little something I’ve been working on in bits of spare time here and there for the past five months or so: The Haskell Alphabet I seem to recall it was inspired by a conversation in #haskell around the … Continue reading

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Species and Functors and Types, Oh My!

My paper on combinatorial species and the species library (an improved version of my previous ICFP submission) has been accepted to the 2010 Haskell Symposium! I look forward to seeing people in Baltimore in September, and in the meantime the … Continue reading

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Functional pearl on combinatorial species

I’ve just submitted a Functional Pearl to ICFP explaining combinatorial species in a way that is (hopefully) accessible and interesting to functional programmers. You can read the draft here — as always, comments, suggestions, etc. are welcome (although it’s too … Continue reading

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Call for submissions: Monad.Reader issue 15

I’m excited to be taking over the editorship of the Monad.Reader. I’ll be putting together Issue 15 in January—the deadline for submissions will be January 8, 2010. Please consider writing something! You don’t need to be an expert; past articles … Continue reading

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Monad.Reader #13 is out!

Issue 13 of the Monad.Reader, which includes a revised version of the Typeclassopedia, is out. This version of the Typeclassopedia contains many updates and revisions. There are also three other great articles in this issue of the Monad.Reader, I hope … Continue reading

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Typeclassopedia — a generic response

Thanks for all the fantastic feedback on the Typeclassopedia! Please keep it coming! Such an outpouring of helpful comments and suggestions deserves a response, so I just wanted to write a quick note to say that I am reading every … Continue reading

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The Typeclassopedia — request for feedback

I have just submitted a draft article for inclusion in the Monad.Reader entitled “The Typeclassopedia”. I will let the abstract speak for itself: The standard Haskell libraries feature a number of type classes with algebraic or categorical underpinnings. Becoming a … Continue reading

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