[Haskell-cafe] Preview the new haddock look and take a short survey

Ben midfield at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 13:16:24 EDT 2010

Great work!

I'm sure you're already aware of


which is used to generate the Python docs.  A lot of good ideas there.
 One thing which would be great would be to integrate their javascript
in-browser text search engine.  Obviously not a priority but it might
be nice.

Best, B

> Message: 14
> Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 15:56:58 +0100
> From: Thomas Schilling <nominolo at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Preview the new haddock look and take a
>        short   survey
> To: aditya siram <aditya.siram at gmail.com>
> Cc: haddock <haddock at projects.haskell.org>, haskell-cafe at haskell.org
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> On 4 August 2010 15:44, aditya siram <aditya.siram at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I really like the color scheme and the Javadoc looking frames.
>> One suggestion I can make is to have the index show all the functions with
>> type signatures without having to pick a letter. A lot of times I'll be
>> looking for a function of a certain signature as opposed to a name. Indeed
>> an index of type signatures would great! I remember wishing I had this when
>> trying the understand the Parsec package.
>> -deech
> Wouldn't hoogle be better for this kind of use case?  The index can
> become very large already.
> More direct hoogle/hayoo integration (at least on Hackage) sounds like
> a worthwhile goal, though.  Noted.
>> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 8:55 AM, Yitzchak Gale <gale at sefer.org> wrote:
>>> Mark Lentczner wrote:
>>> > The Haddock team...
>>> > Please take a look, and then give us your feedback
>>> Very very nice. I took the survey, but here are some comments
>>> I left out.
>>> I like the idea of the Snappy style the best, but there are two
>>> serious problems with it, at least in my browser (Safari):
>>> 1. The black on dark blue of the "Snap Packages" title makes it
>>> nearly unreadable for me.
>>> 2. The wide fonts stretch things out so far on my screen that the
>>> page becomes almost unusable.
>>> The other styles are fine, I would use them instead.
>>> Here is a comment I'll repeat from the survey because of its
>>> importance: Please add a "collapse all" button for the tree on
>>> the contents page. For me, that is perhaps the most urgent
>>> thing missing in all of Haddock. It would make that tree so
>>> much more usable.
>>> Thanks for the great work,
>>> Yitz
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