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

Benjamin L. Russell dekudekuplex at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 13 03:49:29 EDT 2008

I am also interested in helping out in this manner,
particularly with HaskellWiki.

I work as a patent translator in Tokyo, and my
specialty is technical translation.  In particular, I
could help write English-language documentation on
Haskell and also translate such documentation into
Japanese for Japanese readers in my spare time.

Although I took a course in formal semantics in
college (under Paul Hudak at Yale, actually) many
years ago and studied some beginning Haskell at that
time, I haven't had much time to study Haskell since
then, and am still a beginner at the language. 
However, I've been able to set aside some time to
study Haskell formally recently, and should be able to
help out soon.

If anybody is interested in setting up a
Japanese-language version of HaskellWiki, please let
me know.  Haskell is starting to become well-known
here in Japan, and there are even two
Japanese-language textbooks on Haskell sold in
Japanese bookstore.  What is probably needed is more
online Japanese-language documentation.

Benjamin L. Russell

--- Tim Chevalier <catamorphism at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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!
> Cheers,
> Tim
> -- 
> 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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