2014-06-07 04:53:17 +0000 <chirpsalot> aspidites: that sounds horrifying.
2014-06-07 04:53:42 +0000 <carter> aspidites: every porn site says that?
2014-06-07 04:53:59 +0000 <aspidites> carter: probably, but field of dreams said it first
2014-06-07 04:54:02 +0000 <carter> true
2014-06-07 04:54:12 +0000 <carter> never saw it mind you
2014-06-07 04:54:16 +0000 <chirpsalot> carter: what do you mean by protean thing?
2014-06-07 04:54:23 +0000 <carter> pre alpha
2014-06-07 04:54:33 +0000 <aspidites> but saw plenty of porn, eh?
2014-06-07 04:54:35 +0000 <carter> github.com/wellposed/numerical-core is the core lib of numerical
2014-06-07 04:56:32 +0000 <chirpsalot> Hmmmmm.
2014-06-07 04:56:43 +0000 <chirpsalot> Do people actually find literate Haskell useful?
2014-06-07 04:56:58 +0000chirpsalotnever understood.
2014-06-07 04:57:03 +0000 <aspidites> people? yes. me? no
2014-06-07 04:57:27 +0000 <chirpsalot> I mean, I like the idea, but it never seems to work so well for me in practice.
2014-06-07 04:57:50 +0000 <aspidites> whats interesting is that some time ago there was a blog post pointing out that for haskell literate haskell was pointless; since then, i think i've seen MORE literate haskell
2014-06-07 04:58:44 +0000 <aspidites> just think, all brainfuck scripts are literate brainfuck scripts
2014-06-07 04:59:01 +0000 <chirpsalot> Brainfuck is actually awesome, though.
2014-06-07 04:59:44 +0000 <aspidites> i didn't mean for those last two messages to be related. or rather the second wsn't meant to be evidence of the first
2014-06-07 05:00:11 +0000 <carter> chirpsalot: aspidites i use it like normal haskell
2014-06-07 05:00:19 +0000 <carter> but gives me freedom to add random latex :)
2014-06-07 05:00:20 +0000 <chirpsalot> aspidites: I had to make a CPU for my computer architecture class and it was a crappy 4 register assembly, and I didn't want to write code by hand...
2014-06-07 05:00:40 +0000 <aspidites> chirpsalot: i thought you were saying "i use bf like normal haskell"
2014-06-07 05:00:43 +0000 <chirpsalot> So, I wrote a Brainfuck compiler! And then you have access to pretty much everything :).
2014-06-07 05:00:58 +0000 <chirpsalot> aspidites: no, I was kind of going off on a tangent :)
2014-06-07 05:01:33 +0000 <chirpsalot> It's awesome because it's such a small language and there are compilers to brainfuck.
2014-06-07 05:01:53 +0000 <chirpsalot> Slow as hell, but it's a super easy way to bootstrap things.
2014-06-07 05:02:30 +0000 <aspidites> or rather i should have said carter oh well funny either way
2014-06-07 05:02:37 +0000 <aspidites> nevermind my poor sense of humor
2014-06-07 05:03:05 +0000 <aspidites> the more haskell becomes fit for "real world" applications, the more i see it being used for research and building parsers/compilers
2014-06-07 05:03:38 +0000 <aspidites> that isn't to say anything against those disciplines (except perhaps that i'm jealous for not having the aptitude to understand them)
2014-06-07 05:03:41 +0000 <chirpsalot> I really want to make the compiler's course at my university a Haskell course...
2014-06-07 05:03:54 +0000 <chirpsalot> Except apparently I have to make it a Java course :C. Makes me sad.
2014-06-07 05:04:11 +0000 <bitemyapp> carter: you do need to blog.
2014-06-07 05:04:39 +0000 <bitemyapp> akurilin: yeah it sounds like you bumped into the use-case my blog covered.
2014-06-07 05:05:21 +0000 <aspidites> chirpsalot wrote a bf compiler. carter writes in literate haskell in order to take advantage of latex, which is mostly good for type setting papers (which i'm guessing are research papers). me? I wrote a small script to autorefresh a qml window so that I could live code declarative uis