[Haskell-cafe] Correspondence between libraries and modules
rustompmody at gmail.com
Wed May 23 13:24:35 CEST 2012
On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 7:29 PM, Gregg Lebovitz <glebovitz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/23/2012 10:17 PM, Brandon Allbery wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 17:16, Gregg Lebovitz <glebovitz at gmail.com>wrote:
>> On 4/23/2012 3:39 PM, Brandon Allbery wrote:
>> The other dirty little secret that is carefully being avoided here is
>> the battle between the folks for whom Haskell is a language research
>> platform and those who use it to get work done. It's not entirely
>> inaccurate to say the former group would regard a fragmented module
>> namespace as a good thing, specifically because it discourages people from
>> considering it to be stable....
>> Brandon, I find that a little hard to believe. If the issues are
>> similar to other systems and languages, then I think it is more likely
>> that no one has volunteered to work on it. You volunteering to help?
> Does haskell/hackage have something like debian's lintian?
Debian has a detailed policy document that keeps evolving:
Lintian tries hard to automate (as much as possible) policy-compliance
Eg how packages should use the file system
Even 'boring' legal stuff like license-checking is somewhat automated
And most important is the dos and donts for package dependency making
possible nice pics http://collab-maint.alioth.debian.org/debtree/
Of course as Wren pointed out, the Linux communities have enough manpower
to police their distributions which haskell perhaps cannot.
My question is really: Would not something like a haskell-lintian make such
sanity checking easier and more useful for everyone?
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