[Haskell-cafe] On documentation

wren ng thornton wren at freegeek.org
Thu Jul 22 06:51:18 EDT 2010

David Waern wrote:
> 2010/7/21 Richard O'Keefe <ok at cs.otago.ac.nz>:
>> One of the really nice ideas in the R statistics system is that
>> documentation pages can contain executable examples, and when you
>> wrap up a package for distribution, the system checks that the
>> examples run as advertised.
> The next version of Haddock will support something like this,
> implemented by SImon Hengel.
> Here's an example of how to use the new markup:
> -- | An example:
> --
> -- ghci> fib 10
> -- 55

Awesome. This is similar to Python's thing.

>> Haskell has a *perfect* fit for this idea in QuickCheck.
> We currently only support concrete examples (i.e. unit tests), but the
> plan is to add support for QuickCheck properties.

Also support SmallCheck/LazySmallCheck, pretty please? :)

Live well,

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