[Haskell-cafe] [haskell-cafe] Some reflections on Haskell
markus.l2ll at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 16:33:44 CET 2012
What about hoogle/hayoo and hackage?
On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 5:13 PM, Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu> wrote:
> Kevin Jardine notices "the full Haskell ecosystem ... is huge", and
> laments the absence of "a sophisticated IDE to help manage" it.
> Being a small-code type, I don't personally enjoy IDE's, which
> are undeniably useful in big projects, at the cost of a whole lot
> more to learn about "programmering" in addition to programming.
> Nevertheless, I share Jardine's concern about the central problem.
> It is hard to find one's way in this ecosystem. It needn't be,
> as Java illustrates. To my mind Java's great contribution to the
> world is its library index--light years ahead of typical
> "documentation" one finds at haskell.org, which lacks the guiding
> hand of a flesh-and-blood librarian. In this matter, it
> seems, industrial curation can achieve clarity more easily than
> open source.
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