[Haskell-cafe] An offer to any haskell projects out there.

Tim Chevalier catamorphism at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 18:47:30 EDT 2008

On 3/12/08, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
>  One of the best things you could do would be to submit patches against
>  the core library set where documentation is missing. Starting
>  with things in base, array, containers, directory, filepath, pretty,
>  time etc.
>  That would likely help the largest number of users.
>  Patches to these libraries can be submitted to the libraries at haskell.org
>  list.

To elaborate ever so slightly on what Don said: A lot of libraries
only have type signatures for functions in the libraries as
"documentation". What's missing is English descriptions of what the
functions really do. You yourself may not know what the functions do,
but you can learn by experimenting with the libraries (writing little
programs that use the functions) and by asking on this mailing list
(and reading old posts in the archive), if necessary.

It would be really useful if you decided to put time into this. Thanks
in advance!


Tim Chevalier * http://cs.pdx.edu/~tjc * Often in error, never in doubt
"You never have to aspire to difficulty, darling. It arrives,
uninvited.  Then it stays for dinner."--Sue Miller

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