The following article is just a few notes on the nature of the Free monad. [...]
This article assumes familiarity with monads and monad transformers. If you’ve never had an occasion to use lift yet, you may want to come back to it later. The Problem What is the problem that monad-control aims to solve? To answer that, let’s back up a bit. We know that a monad represents some kind of “computational context”. The question [...]
While talking with people on IRC, I’ve encountered enough confusion around conduits to realize that people may not know just how simple they are. For example, if you know how to use generators in a language like Python, then you know pretty much everything you need to know about conduits. The basics Let’s take a look at them step-by-step, and [...]
I’ve decided after many months of active development to release version 1.0.1 of gitlib and its related libraries to Hackage. There is still more code review to done, and much documentation to be written, but this gets the code out there, which has been working very nicely at FP Complete for about six months now. The more exciting tool for [...]
Chatting with merijn on #haskell, I realized I have a file server running Ubuntu in a VM that’s idle most of the time, so I decided to set up a jenkins user there and make use of it as a build slave in the evenings. This means that at http://ghc.newartisans.com, you’ll now find nightly builds of GHC HEAD for Ubuntu [...]
Until the Comonad Reader comes back online, I have a temporary mirror setup at http://comonad.newartisans.com. It’s a bit old (Sep 2012), but has some classics like “Free Monads for Less”. It is missing the “Algebra of Applicatives”, though, since I hadn’t run the mirror in a while. [...]