[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Making Haskell more open

Wolfgang Jeltsch wolfgang at jeltsch.net
Mon Nov 14 07:17:03 EST 2005

Am Montag, 14. November 2005 10:49 schrieb Ketil Malde:
> [...]

> I think it would be ideal to provide the documentation on the web as
> now, but linking to wikified talk pages.  Something like Wikipedia,
> (since MediaWiki was brought up) but perhaps with restricted write
> access to the "feature" pages, and public access to "talk" pages.  The
> "feature" pages could easily(?) be kept in DocBook, if that makes it
> easier for producing printed copy etc.  I don't know about the technical
> side, and my experience isn't all that wide, but I find I really like
> the look and feel of Wikipedia compared to other wikis.

Hmm, MediaWiki already supports the concept of discussion pages.

But I doubt that it's a good thing to maintain DocBook sources via a wiki.  
One reason is that you might get into conflicts with wiki syntax.  Perhaps a 
darcs repository would be more appropriate here?

But in general I kind of like the wiki approach.  Maybe not for everything 
(for instance, not for the GHC documentation's DocBook sources) but for most 
of what's currently the Haskell website.

> [...]

> -k

Best wishes,

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