[Haskell-cafe] Sparse documentation

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Wed Jul 4 14:26:48 EDT 2007

Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> Writing documentation for libraries is one way in which ordinary 
> Haskell users can really contribute to the Haskell community. It’s not 
> hard to do (grab the Darcs repo, type away), and it’s widely appreciated.
> People often don’t feel “qualified” do to this, but documentation 
> written by an intelligent but “unqualified” person (perhaps including 
> “not sure what happens here”) is a lot more useful than no 
> documentation at all. Yes I know that misleading documentation can be 
> a Bad Thing but I think lack of documentation is a much bigger problem 
> than misleading documentation, as of today.
> Simon

How exactly do I get started?

(Obviously I can't write the documentation for the monad transformers - 
I don't know how they work yet! But I could have a go at splicing all 
the Parsec goodness into the Haddoc pages...)

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