[Haskell-cafe] Re: GSOC Haskell Project
marlowsd at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 10:21:30 EDT 2010
On 30/03/2010 20:57, Mihai Maruseac wrote:
> I'd like to introduce my idea for the Haskell GSOC of this year. In
> fact, you already know about it, since I've talked about it here on
> the haskell-cafe, on my blog and on reddit (even on #haskell one day).
> Basically, what I'm trying to do is a new debugger for Haskell, one
> that would be very intuitive for beginners, a graphical one. I've
> given some examples and more details on my blog , , also linked
> on reditt and other places.
> This is not the application, I'm posting this only to receive some
> kind of feedback before writing it. I know that it seems to be a
> little too ambitious but I do think that I can divide the work into
> sessions and finish what I'll start this summer during the next year
> and following.
> : http://pgraycode.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/haskell-project-idea/
> : http://pgraycode.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/visual-haskell-debugger-part-2/
> Thanks for your attention,
My concerns would be:
- it doesn't look like it would scale very well beyond small
examples, the graphical representation would very quickly
get unwieldy, unless you have some heavyweight UI stuff
to make it navigable.
- it's too ambitious
- have you looked around to see what kind of debugging tools
people are asking for? The most oft-requested feature is
stack traces, and there's lots of scope for doing something
there (but also many corpses littering the battlefield,
so watch out!)
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