[Haskell-cafe] expanded standard lib

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Mon Nov 19 17:15:34 EST 2007

On Nov 19, 2007, at 17:01 , Mads Lindstrøm wrote:

> Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
>> The ability to "vote" on packages might be interesting here.  If
>> there's 4 HTML libraries and one of them gets lots of votes, it's
>> probably the one to look at first.
> It occurred to me that the voting could be implicit. That is, if 10
> libraries/programs use library X, then library X gets 10 votes.  
> Kind of
> like Google PageRank for libraries.

Only up to a point; not all programs written using such libraries are  
necessarily going to end up on hackage.  (Consider the code written  
by the financials folks that have been mentioned here various times;  
and I have a couple programs which would be quite useless outside of  
CMU ECE because they operate on parts of our site-specific  
infrastructure.)  It would certainly be a start, though.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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