[Haskell-cafe] Hoogle and Network.Socket

Jonathan Cast jonathanccast at fastmail.fm
Sat Feb 21 20:47:48 EST 2009

On Sat, 2009-02-21 at 07:25 -0700, John A. De Goes wrote:
> I think the (valid) concern is that too many people are choosing  
> platform-specific packages when there are alternatives available  
> (albeit not as convenient in some cases), and this really hurts the  
> Windows community because Windows is so radically different from all  
> the other operating systems.
> Not showing platform-specific packages by default *might* make package  
> writers more likely to develop cross-platform packages. We've heard  
> many times someone say, "I don't know if it works on Windows, never  
> really thought of that."

Um, why *should* I think of that?


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