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  • Three things I didn't know about Haskell

    I've been trying to refresh my Haskell skills and Paul Callaghan recommended I read the paper "A History of Haskell: Being Lazy With Class", which I found (surprisingly?) fascinating.

  • Keeping the Node.js core small

    Features are wonderful. When Node.js adds a new API, we can instantly do more with it.

    Wouldn’t a larger standard library be more useful for developers? Who could possibly object to Node.js getting better? And who, even more strangely, would actually remove APIs, making Node.js objectively worse?

  • NVIDIA Details CUDA 9 Features, Allows C++14 In Device Code

    NVIDIA at their annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC'17) have provided more public details about the forthcoming CUDA 9 compute update.

  • A Big Golang Update Lands In GCC 8.0

    Now that GCC 7 was released as stable last week, the GCC trunk/master code-base is back open for merging more feature work with the beginning of the GCC 8 development cycle.

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