[Haskell-cafe] RE: Definition of the Haskell standard library

Chaddaï Fouché chaddai.fouche at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 13:48:11 EDT 2007

As a enthusiast Perl user over the years, I note that the CPAN and the
associated toolkit (the CPAN module, its shell, ExtUtils::MakeMaker
and Module::Build) is pretty good at this. It has it's share of cruft
(in fact a whole lot of it) but it's certainly better than most
solutions in this field in my eye. Perl already has it's own
centralised documentation on the CPAN and local copies are installed
and accessible through the command line tool perldoc and miscellanous
other modules that allows a more pleasant esthetic experience
(Pod::POM::Web is pretty good at this, it even comes with it's own
little http server and allow you to search your local doc in many
It might be worth keeping an eye on the development of the CP6AN if it
ever comes to life (I'm a firm Perl6 believer but some don't share
this belief, with some justifications I fear)...

Cabal is an interesting experiment but it just don't compare for now.


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