[Haskell-cafe] haskellnet

Robert Wills wrwills at gmail.com
Fri May 22 10:26:13 EDT 2009

I tried contacting Jun Mukai at the email address given in the package
but I haven't heard a reply. Just to get this out of the way I've put
my darcs repository with the changes I've made up on my website. It
should build and install with:

darcs get http://www.dicta.org.uk/website/website/haskellnet
cabal configure
cabal build
cabal install

I've added some examples of using smtp, pop3 and imap to the examples
directory. They seem to work against the mail servers that I have
access to. I've also removed some modules from haskellnet which are
now covered elswhere in hackage: eg. http, browser, json

I'll put in a request to get a username on hackage so I can upload
it-- unless anyone has any objections.


On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 2:37 PM, Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Email the original author, if you can. Ideally work with them to
> upload a working version to hackage. If they're not interested
> hopefully they'll make you the new maintainer. If you can't contact
> them, just upload a new version anyway - as long as it's done for the
> benefit of the community and not with malicious intent, everyone is
> happy.
> And please do make sure you upload something working, I imagine this
> will be very useful to lots of people!
> Thanks for your efforts
> Neil
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 12:51 PM, Robert Wills <wrwills at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> 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:
>> http://darcs.haskell.org/SoC/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:
>> http://donsbot.wordpress.com/2007/11/14/no-more-exceptions-debugging-haskell-code-with-ghci/).
>> 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?
>> Thanks,
>> Rob
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