[Haskell-cafe] Hackage feature request: E-mail author when a package breaks
ketil at malde.org
Tue Nov 1 11:35:39 CET 2011
Yitzchak Gale <gale at sefer.org> writes:
> I am just a little worried that if uploading to Hackage
> requires agreeing to unlimited uncontrollable
> spamming by a bot,
The bot would, of course, be implemented in Haskell. Anybody who still
worries about bugs, is free to implement a better one in Agda. :-)
> it may cause some good packages not to be uploaded by people who are
> hesitant to agree to that.
One solution could be to have a Maintainer field contain a name, but no
email address? So I could do:
Maintainer: Ketil Malde <ketil at malde.org> -- send email to me
Maintainer: Ketil Malde -- don't send email, Google me if you are
-- human and it's that important
Maintainer: Ketil Malde <ketil at malde dot org> -- email me if you are human
Or of course
Maintainer: -- empty field means unmaintained, caveat emptor!
Generalizing from my sample of one, I think most people would stick with
the first option, but at least this policy would leave things open for
those preferring alternatives.
If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants
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