Doctoral defense approaching, dissertation publicly available

I will be defending my doctoral dissertation “Evidence-based programming language design: a philosophical and methodological exploration” on December 4, 2015 at noon, in the Seminarium building, auditorium S212, of the University of Jyväskylä. My opponent will be Professor Lutz Prechelt (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany), and the…

Planet Haskell email is broken (UPDATE: fixed)

I became aware about a week ago that Planet Haskell’s email address had not received any traffic for a while. It turns out the community.haskell.org email servers are misconfigured. The issue remains unfixed as of this writing. Update: this issue has been fixed. Please direct…

Licentiate Thesis is now publicly available

My recently accepted Licentiate Thesis, which I posted about a couple of days ago, is now available in JyX. Here is the abstract again for reference: Kaijanaho, Antti-Juhani The extent of empirical evidence that could inform evidence-based design of programming languages. A systematic mapping study….

A milestone toward a doctorate

Yesterday I received my official diploma for the degree of Licentiate of Philosophy. The degree lies between a Master’s degree and a doctorate, and is not required; it consists of the coursework required for a doctorate, and a Licentiate Thesis, “in which the student demonstrates…

Looking for a copy of LLparser.hs

Does anybody have a copy of my LLParser.hs that once was available at http://antti-juhani.kaijanaho.fi/tmp/LLParser.hs? It looks like all my copies (except for an early version I used in one of my functional programming lectures) have gone the way of the dodo.

Dear Lazyweb: Does this software exist?

I’ve been wondering if the following kind of testing management software exists (preferably free software, of course). It would allow one to specify a number of test cases. For each, one should be able to describe preconditions, testing instructions and expected outcome. Also, file attachments…

Darcs-monitor needs a new maintainer

I wrote darcs-monitor in 2007 when I was actively using Darcs. Nowadays, I’m mainly using git and thus have minimal interested in Darcs or Darcs-related software. Thus, darcs-monitor needs a new maintainer. If you are interested, talk to me on Freenode (I’m ibid), or send…

A note on Planet Haskell policy

I quote from the Planet Haskell FAQ: A common misunderstanding about Planet Haskell is that it republishes only Haskell content. That is not its mission. A Planet shows what is happening in the community, what people are thinking about or doing. Thus Planets tend to…

New Netnews (Usenet) RFCs

The RFC editor has finally released K. Murchison, Ed., C. Lindsey, D. Kohn: Netnews Article Format. RFC 5536, November 2009. R. Allbery, Ed., C. Lindsey: Netnews Architecture and Protocols. RFC 5537, November 2009. They obsolete the venerable RFC 1036 (Standard for Interchange of USENET Messages)…