[Haskell-cafe] expanded standard lib

Thomas Schilling nominolo at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 20 09:04:33 EST 2007

On Tue, 2007-11-20 at 12:33 +0000, Krzysztof Kościuszkiewicz wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 08:55:47AM +0000, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> > But we're just not sure how to do it:
> >
> > * What technology to use?
> >
> > * Matching up the note-adding technology with the existing
> > infrastructure - GHC's user manual starts as XML and is generated into
> > HTML by DocBook - In contrast, the library documentation is generated
> > by Haddock.
> I would advocate using a comment system that is similar to the one
> at http://djangobook.com/. In terms of user manual comments might be
> attached to sections and paragraphs in the document. Haddock already
> generates HTML anchors for every type, variable and class, so these are
> good candidates to attach user comments to.

I'm pretty sure Brian O'Sullivan has written a Haskell implementation of
this for the Real World Haskell book.  I guess, they will publish the
source once the book is out.  Maybe the RWH guys can give some feedback
on how this works, they seem to have very similar goals.

/ Thomas

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