[Haskell-cafe] Re: Maintaining the community

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Fri Jul 13 15:47:27 EDT 2007

Stefan O'Rear wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 13, 2007 at 08:23:41PM +0100, Andrew Coppin wrote:
>> Whenever I find that something isn't on the Wiki, I try to add it. (E.g., 
>> the articles on alpha/beta/eta reduction.)
>> On the other hand, when I find something isn't there, it's usually because 
>> I'm trying to look it up because I don't understand it. ;-) To some extend, 
>> incorrect information can be worse than no information... :-(
> Conversely, it's generally easier for us to fix an incorrect page than
> to write a new one from scratch.

...hence my usual tacktic of adding the page and putting in the comments 
"somebody should probably check this..."

Sometimes it works. ;-)

(It worked for the beta and eta articles - somebody quickly pointed out 
that I actually got the names the wrong way round! Oops... On the other 
hand, I updated the Existential Type article, and apparently nobody 
noticed that one of my examples don't actually compile due to 
gratuetusly invalid syntax.)

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