[Haskell-cafe] [GSoC] WWW::Mechanize-like package for Haskell

Yitzchak Gale gale at sefer.org
Mon Apr 7 09:36:27 EDT 2008

Max Desyatov wrote:
>> I'm interested in working on a library for a stateful web browsing in
>> Haskell during Google Summer of Code.

Thomas Schilling wrote:
>  Also, for a GSoC proposal you should try to convince the mentors, why your
> project is useful for Haskell in general.  So maybe you have some more
> arguments there, too.

There are obviously zillions of uses for automating interaction with
web pages. Perhaps you are asking why not just do it Perl or Python?

One classic application is unit testing and stress testing of web-based
applications. There are also various lambdabot plugins that could
be vastly cleaned up and extended.

So it would be extremely useful to have an improved library for this in

The next step would be to build various nice testing libraries on top
of this for QuickCheck and various web programming frameworks,
but that's already too much for one GSoC project. Something we
could look forward to though.


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