[Haskell-cafe] First steps in Haskell
daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Tue Dec 20 05:25:47 EST 2005
Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> I'm certain there are hurdles, but I think on the whole they are
> there by accident rather than design.
Why certainly. I have never seen any on-line community that had hurdles
by design. Hurdles are usually due to the fact that the people who
design the website/community/whatever already know how everything works.
As an example, I also participate in the OpenOffice.org community. The
website is *impossible* to use. To be able to get anywhere you need to
already have fairly in-depth knowledge of the structural organization of
the project. Sure, the site makes perfect sense to those who designed
it. That's because it's organized in a way that reflects the internal
bureocracy, not the questions a visitor is likely to have in mind when
> It turns out that there are a couple of introductory Wiki pages already:
> It'd be great if someone would like to improve them in the light of
> this thread. (Anyone can do this.)
I'll take a look. I'm handy with documentation and usability (though not
a trained expert in either).
\/_/ I am not over-weight, I am under-tall.
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