[Haskell-cafe] real haskell difficulties (at least for me)
duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jan 18 09:07:57 EST 2009
Interesting and thoughtful, thanks.
I think we need to file these ideas in the hackage trac. They've been
floating about for a while but we need to get them properly recorded.
On Sun, 2009-01-18 at 01:06 -0500, wren ng thornton wrote:
> Minimally these aggregated reports should indicate the package and
> version, the problem, the Haskell compiler and its version, as well as
> the OS. Since some packages have many dependencies or make heavy use of
> the FFI, CPP, or have architecture dependent differences, it would be
> nice to be able to set per-package preferences to get additional
> information like OS version, dependency versions, CPU info, build logs,
The information we would collect for anonymous reports would be just:
dependencies: array-0.2.0.0 base-188.8.131.52 bytestring-0.9.1.5
mtl-184.108.40.206 network-220.127.116.11 parsec-18.104.22.168
This is all machine readable of course so we can aggregate information
from 1000s of reports.
> Since it can be hard to set up sandboxes for every configuration,
> it'd also be nice if clients could opt in to send contact email as well,
> if they're willing to back-and-forth with the developer to fix things in
> the event of bugs.
Non-anonymous reports with build logs will have to be associated with
registered accounts. I expect that would provide a way to get in touch
with some testers. Some of the testers of course will just be automated
> Second, and this would take more work, I would like it if the Haddock
> documentation for packages could be given a wiki-like and/or reddit-like
> interface so that people could make comments about what is unclear or
> needs better documentation as well as offering
> spelling/grammar/punctuation suggestions. Viewers should be able to
> set preferences for whether they want to see the real/current
> documentation, or whether they want to see the commented/modified
> version (hiding things below a certain depth or rank for reddit-like).
We had a thread on this the other day with similar ideas.
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