[Haskell-cafe] Re: Too many packages on hackage? :-)

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 10:40:52 EDT 2007

Hello apfelmus,

Sunday, July 8, 2007, 5:20:18 PM, you wrote:

>>> > Looks like there's too many packages on hackage.haskell.org now for a

it's the nicest problem i can imagine :)

> For browsing libraries, I like the wiki pages much more than hackage.
> Can't those two be merged into one?

may be we just need alternative single-page listing with FULL
package descriptions instead of brief one. this should be rather close
in amount of information to old wiki. "Categories" section on top of
page should be enough for anyone who need pages split by category

many years ago i already proposed to extend hackage to include
information about general entities, not only packages uploaded to it.
unfortunately, its author was not interested in this. i still think
that joining up HCAR, libraries&tools wiki pages and hackage into the
one information source will give us significant benefits, making
searching of needed library easier, especially for casual haskellers.
as you can see, in many cases, haskellers think that some libraries
doesn't exist just because it's hard to find them

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at gmail.com

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