[Haskell-cafe] Subcategories on Hackage
Felipe Almeida Lessa
felipe.lessa at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 04:46:27 CEST 2011
On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Tillmann Vogt
<Tillmann.Vogt at rwth-aachen.de> wrote:
> Formal categories already exist, just need some improvement
I don't see how the categories we have are near formal categories, but
> Stable entities Haskell is a mathematical language, and if there is
> one thing that will never change then it is math
I also can't see this so clearly. It is like saying that books are
just letters on paper, and nothing will change that. What we need to
categorize is what is being done with Haskell, not Haskell itself.
> Restricted entities access only after personal email
We have the opposite, any one can upload a library to Hackage and I
don't think anyone wants to change that.
> Clear edges ?
See his example, where he says that there are no blended elements. A
Haskell library may have characteristics from two or more different
> Expert catalogers Maybe the best educated
> programmers in the world
We don't have any catalogers at all! =(
> Authoritative source of judgment Maybe
We also don't have an authoritative source of judgement, but that is
something easier to change.
> Coordinated users It could be better
There is almost no coordination at all.
> Expert users mostly
Yes, mostly, I agree =).
tl;dr: I don't think ontologies are suitable for Hackage.
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