[Haskell-cafe] Poor libraries documentation

Isaac Dupree isaacdupree at charter.net
Wed Jan 30 22:02:45 EST 2008

Johan Tibell wrote:
>> I imagine the laziness here was because these all match their names in
>> the traditional libc, accessable via manpages.
>> You may not consider that an excuse :)
> I don't! To do something about it I'll adopt Network.Socket and
> document that (I did the same with some other base module half a year
> ago.) I invite others to do the same, the Prelude would be a good
> start. It doesn't take much time. There are interesting things to
> document like how error conditions are handled, etc.

maybe start from 
http://www.haskell.org/onlinereport/standard-prelude.html ... hmm, wait, 
that doesn't give much comments, but at least it gives a 
specification-style implementation and type signature, which must be why 
I look there


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