Maintaining Haskell packages for a Linux distribution—cblrepo

Maintaining a large set of Haskell packages for a Linux distribution is quite a chore. Especially if one wants to track Hackage as far as possible. Several distributions have tools to automatically convert Cabal-based packages into distribution packages, e.g. cabal2arch for ArchLinux and cabal-rpm. They are just conversion tools though, and the most time-consuming activity …

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-03-27

RT @merlyn: For me, it's hard not to read "non-functional requirements" as "dysfunctional requirements", as in a requirement to fail. # RT @voidspace: Put "True, False = False, True" into your python libraries. People will soon learn to not "import *" from them… — the … # Aaahhh! #gwibber is completely unusable! Seriously, is there …

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-03-21

RT @mrtonylee: This is possibly my new favourite thing ever. Doctor Who mashed with the Buffy credits. http://is.gd/sg5M1W # Wow!!!! http://arngren.net/ # RT @vincenthz: #xen store #haskell module uploaded to hackage. http://hackage.haskell.org/package/xenstore # Papers should stop using the term "PS3 owner" so freely, clearly there is only ONE "PS3 owner", #Sony At least Sony thinks …

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-03-06

#vim 'list' and 'listchars' to highlight tabs in make files is brilliant! # Yay, first implementation of an enumeratee for my private iteratee implementation #haskell # I don't quite like the name 'enumeratee', but then 'iteratee' isn't that much better #haskell # Now wearing jacket, scarf and hat in the office, I swear it's colder …

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-02-21

RT @pauldotcom: Funny take on Interview questions: http://bit.ly/eD7VYH Where do you see yourself in 5 years? # Hilarious! What would Feynman do? http://is.gd/FQmLw7 # Is there really no just-go-away-and-die command for when (pdf)latex presents a "command prompt"? # Oh, how C-A in vim fools me at times… increasing the 3 is done by decreasing in …

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-02-13

RT @stevedesigner: Do not use Twitter for business http://bit.ly/hs9kVo from @grahamjones > too right! # Ah, only three packages to go then I've built the latest version of #yesod for #arch #haskell # Done building yesod and its dependencies, well, I'm done with x86_64, now onto i686 #archlinux #haskell # A useful blog post on …

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