[Haskell-cafe] Comments from OCaml Hacker Brian Hurt

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sun Jan 18 13:38:30 EST 2009

> On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 09:12:32PM -0500, ajb at spamcop.net wrote:
> > And FWIW, I agree with everyone who has commented that the documentation
> > is inadequate.  It'd be nice if there was some way to contribute better
> > documentation without needing checkin access to the libraries.
> There is.  The current state of the docs may be viewed at
> 	http://www.haskell.org/ghc/dist/current/docs/libraries/
> Anyone can check out the darcs repos for the libraries, and post
> suggested improvements to the documentation to libraries at haskell.org
> (though you have to subscribe).  It doesn't even have to be a patch.
> Sure, it could be smoother, but there's hardly a flood of contributions.

I imagine if we set up a wiki-like system where the entire hackage docs
could be edited, as well as viewed, we would end up with a flood.

A modification to haddock perhaps, that sends edits to generated docs to libraries@ ?

-- Don

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