[Haskell-cafe] [haskell-cafe] Some reflections on Haskell

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 08:04:30 CET 2012

On 15 February 2012 17:55, Aristid Breitkreuz <aristidb at googlemail.com> wrote:
> In the source file, the Haddock documentation is there, no idea why it
> doesn't show up.

Looks like it's an issue with getting the Haddock markup from another
package, though I've usually had this work before... e.g.

> Am 15.02.2012 04:00 schrieb "Doug McIlroy" <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu>:
>> Markus: "What about hoogle/hayoo and hackage?"
>> Antoine: "Do you have any links to examples that we should imitate?"
>> Hackage is notionally similar to the Java API documentation at
>> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/documentation/
>> But Hackage "Documentation" pages typically only give syntax, while Java
>> pages invariably summarize semantics.  This makes a world of difference.
>> The quality of the summaries bespeaks a lot of editorial attention
>> above and beyond culling annotations from source code.
>> Considerable care has been taken in describing the GHC library at
>> http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/
>> but even there one can find absolute mystery entries like
>> http://www.haskell.org/ghc/docs/latest/html/libraries/haskell98-
>> Doug
>> > It is hard to find one's way in this ecosystm. 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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Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
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