[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell.org GSoC

Luke Palmer lrpalmer at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 04:49:38 EST 2009

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 2:42 AM, Heinrich Apfelmus <
apfelmus at quantentunnel.de> wrote:

> Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:
> > Don Stewart wrote:
> >> For example, if all the haddocks on hackage.org were a wiki, and
> >> interlinked, every single package author would benefit, as would all
> >> users.
> >
> > You mean, everyone should be able to mess about with my documentation?
> This
> > would be similar to give everyone commit rights to my repositories or
> allow
> > everyone to edit the code of my published libraries. What is the good
> thing
> > about that?
> Well, it's excellent if you haven't written said documentation yet. ;)
> But yes, the package author should have the last word about what goes in
> and what does not. The goal is simply to drastically lower the bar of
> participation.

Something like AnnoCPAN would be a good middle-ground here; i.e.
differentiate between "official" package documentation and user annotations,
but make them both visible.

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