[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] Re: ANNOUNCE: HNOP 0.1

Robert Dockins robdockins at fastmail.fm
Fri Jun 30 10:18:28 EDT 2006

[moved to cafe]

On Jun 30, 2006, at 4:01 AM, Ashley Yakeley wrote:

> In article
> <252C89C12FCAD84BA018CAD5268682FD0190C955 at GBLONXMB02.corp.amvescap.net 
> >,
>  "Bayley, Alistair" <Alistair_Bayley at invescoperpetual.co.uk> wrote:
>> Cool, that's awesome. But I don't see any Haddock docs? Or a Cabal
>> Setup.hs? Would it be much trouble to add them?
> Bear in mind HNOP compiles just to an executable file, so it doesn't
> really have a Haskell API.
> One interesting line of development would be to spin off the core
> functionality into a separate library, to provide no-op services to
> other Haskell applications.

I'm sorry; I know this is a serious discussion (either that or  
everyone involved in this discussion has a more subtle sense of humor  
than I), but this sentence made me laugh out loud...  :-)

"no-op services"?  That's just great!

> I'm thinking something like this:
>   noop :: IO ()  -- generalise to other Monads?
> This would actually not be too hard to write, given my existing work,
> and then of course the executable would simply be a thin wrapper.
> -- 
> Ashley Yakeley
> Seattle WA

Rob Dockins

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Laugh hard; it's a long way to the bank.
           -- TMBG

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