[Haskell-cafe] ANN: Finance.Quote.Yahoo 0.1 on hackage

Andrea Rossato mailing_list at istitutocolli.org
Sat Jul 14 04:20:56 EDT 2007

On Fri, Jul 13, 2007 at 09:24:48PM -0700, brad clawsie wrote:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/Finance-Quote-Yahoo-0.1
> this is a simple module to get stock quote information from yahoo
> finance, considered alpha quality

cool! I wanted to use it to write a small plugin for xmobar, a text
based status bar I'm developing.[1]

But, in order to use it I would need to install:
1. SimpleHTTP
2. MssingH (just for join, replace and split?) which in turns requires:
   a. QuickCheck and hslogger

(these are the package I'm muissing at the present time).

Too much for a single plugin. I think that removing some of those
dependencies would make your package really useful. With all those
dependencies it is quicker, for me, to just reimplement it.

Sorry if this may sound rude, it is not my intention. I really like
your idea and would be willing to use it. Obviously your package is
intended for those who already have those packages installed, and
probably everyone has them already installed, so please forget my
remarks. And take this message as my way to thank you for your

In other words: thanks!

All the best,

[1] http://hackage.haskell.org/cgi-bin/hackage-scripts/package/xmobar-0.6

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