[Haskell-cafe] Downloading Haskell repos from GitHub

Jesper Louis Andersen jesper.louis.andersen at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 11:51:58 EDT 2010

On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nothing in http://develop.github.com/ seems especially useful for
> grabbing the git:// URLs of all repos by language - just by user.
> The only real list of repos by language seems to be gotten at via
> http://github.com/languages/Haskell/updated or
> http://github.com/languages/Haskell/created . (You might think
> http://github.com/languages/Haskell would be good, but no, it's just a
> few random repos by interest and not a full listing.)

Github has a REST API for accessing data. Unfortunately it can't give
you the wanted
breakdown, but I would ask them for it. It is much simpler for you,
and it does not put an extra strain on their servers due to the
scraping. Usually, the github guys are helpful when you have a


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