[Haskell-cafe] Function names in Haskell lib not first-class on web!

Kristopher Micinski krismicinski at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 05:25:55 CEST 2012

On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:21 PM, damodar kulkarni
<kdamodar2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Cafe,
> It seems, the function names in Haskell libs are not first-class objects, AT
> LEAST when it comes to searching for them of the net!
> I was trying to search for the following Haskell functions in the mailing
> list archives. Here is a summary of the responses I have had from various
> servers upon searching various "valid and normally used" Haskell function
> identifiers from well-known libraries.
> Responses from the http://www.mail-archive.com
>  >>=, It seems the script searched for the string "&gt; &gt;"
> * -> *There are 0 results.
> and so on...
> Responses from the http://search.gmane.org
>>>=  Here, too, it seems the script searched for the string "&gt; &gt;"
> * -> *  Here it seems the script searched for the string "&gt;"
> and so on...
> Note: google badly fails to search these functions identifiers.
> My current solution to this problem is: download compressed text archives
> and do a simple grep on it on my machine.
> But the archives up to year 2000 only are found at
> http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/haskell-cafe/.
> So, as an aside: Where do I find the earlier messages for downloading?
> Thanks,
> Damodar

You know about Hoogle, right?


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