[Haskell-cafe] [GSoC] WWW::Mechanize-like package for Haskell
nominolo at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 7 10:11:09 EDT 2008
On 7 apr 2008, at 15.36, Yitzchak Gale wrote:
> 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
>> 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-
> 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.
I proposed this project last year, so I believe in its usefulness.
But you just gave some very good reasons why mentors should rank
Max's proposal highly. So I hope Max will incorporate the above
motivations in his proposal. :)
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