[Haskell-cafe] RE: Definition of the Haskell standard library
hughperkins at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 21:29:54 EDT 2007
A really simple way to track the "quality" of a package is to display
the number of downloads.
A posteriorae, this works great in other download sites.
We can easily hypothesize about why a download count gives a decent
indication of some measure of quality:
- more people downloading it means more people specifically wanted that package
- more people downloading it means more people trying it, giving
feedback, maybe giving patches
- and, of course, it's an objective measure, easy to do
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