[Haskell-cafe] The Lisp Curse

Felipe Almeida Lessa felipe.lessa at gmail.com
Thu May 19 21:39:11 CEST 2011

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 3:50 PM, Serguey Zefirov <sergueyz at gmail.com> wrote:
> The solution... I think that some ratings, like "used directly by ###
> packages/projects and indirectly by ###" would be nice, but not much.
> As for me, I like the diversity of packages. They attack close
> problems from different fronts. They express different ideas and
> views. I like all that.

Regarding the Unicode problem, there is a standard solution today: use
the text package.  Yes, you may use other libraries, but text is the
recommended one.

The problem is that no one coming to Hackage discovers that on Hackage
itself.  You have to dig the Internet to find some blog post telling
you what to do.  And hope that the blog post isn't old.

So we really need a way of raking libraries in Hackage.  We already
have the Haskell Platform, which is really really nice, but the HP
can't embrace everything.  For everything outside HP, a ranking system
is needed.

Cheers! =)


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