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

Bayley, Alistair Alistair_Bayley at invescoperpetual.co.uk
Fri Jun 30 10:57:30 EDT 2006

> From: haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org 
> [mailto:haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Robert Dockins
> [moved to cafe]
> On Jun 30, 2006, at 4:01 AM, Ashley Yakeley wrote:
> > In article
> > 
> <252C89C12FCAD84BA018CAD5268682FD0190C955 at GBLONXMB02.corp.amve
> scap.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!

Initially I assumed it was just a joke, and my response was meant to be
tongue-in-cheek (why would you need Haddock docs for this!?), but there
has been a semi-serious thread about the executable size, so who knows

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