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

Felipe Lessa felipe.lessa at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 09:53:25 EDT 2010

On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 10:48 AM, Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> One thing I haven't seen anyone else comment on is the width of the new
>> docs. I have a large (26") monitor and use the browser full-screen (with
>> xmonad, so even more screen space). When I load these pages, particularly
>> the non-frame one, something like 50% of my screen real-estate is empty
>> whitespace on either side of the doc content. There is also wasted space
>> in the frames version, just a little less of it. I wish the docs were
>> using that space like the current Haddock does. Is the plan to use a
>> fixed width like this?
> Yes. There's research suggesting that the line length should be between 65
> and 75 characters per line.
> http://psychology.wichita.edu/surl/usabilitynews/42/text_length.htm

Perhaps on large monitors the Synopsis could auto-open to use the
available space?

My 2 cents, ;)


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