[Haskell-cafe] Haddock GSoC project

John Van Enk vanenkj at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 10:07:43 EDT 2009

Having cross-package links would be pure awesome.

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Isaac Dupree <
ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org> wrote:

> I'm interested in being a GSoC student, and the Haddock-related tickets
> looked
> like a good place to start
> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ticket/1567
> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ticket/1568
> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ticket/1569
> ... haddock could use some love!  And I love documentation.
> I think I'd start by hacking on some relatively easy Haddock tickets to
> find my
> way around the code and the hacking process.  Then it might be time to move
> into one of the bigger projects (I'm tempted to say #1567, "Haddock: allow
> documentation to propagate between packages"), depending on priorities;
> probably still working on some smaller but important Haddock tickets.  Then
> it
> depends how much time we have left in the summer, there's a lot that can be
> done!
> - I've hacked on the GHC lexing/parsing code a bit, and I know darcs,
> haskell,
> etc., and I've been around watching on mailing-lists since before Haddock
> 2.x,
> so I feel like I have a fair amount of context with which to approach this
> project.
> What do you think, is this a good project to look towards?  What's the next
> step... should I elaborate my proposal by looking at Haddock tickets and
> their
> priorities?  But I should have your feedback first; what do the mentors, or
> the
> Haskell community, want most to be improved about Haddock?
> -Isaac
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