[Haskell-cafe] haskellnet

Robert Wills wrwills at gmail.com
Thu May 14 07:51:03 EDT 2009


Yesterday I found myself wanting to clear out a spam-ridden pop
account without downloading all the messages. Rather than just using
Python's poplib, I thought I might look for a haskell solution and
came across Haskellnet:

I ended up spending much of the afternoon getting it to compile and
much of last night trying to get the pop library to actually work (the
'strip' method produced exceptions).  It was a good learning
experience (this was helpful:

I'm writing here because I'm wondering whether it would be worthwhile
putting it up on hackage? From searching this list, there seem to have
been a few times when people have stumbled across it but got
frustrated when it didn't compile.  If so, what's the protocol? Is the
original author, Jun Mukai, still around?


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