[Haskell-cafe] GSoC Project Proposal: Markdown support for Haddock

David Waern david.waern at gmail.com
Tue Apr 9 21:17:43 CEST 2013

2013/4/8 Evan Laforge <qdunkan at gmail.com>

> Can't we just add some features to haddock?  There are a lot of ways
> to improve haddock a lot, and no one is doing them, so my impression
> is that haddock doesn't really have active maintainers.  Adding a
> whole new backend seems risky, unless it results in new maintainers
> joining.

As one of the official maintainers (the other one is Simon Hengel), I agree
that Haddock can barely be called actively maintained and it has been like
that for a long time now. It's sad, but we lack of time, which is the usual
excuse of course. A more resourceful maintainer would be great, so if
someone reading this is motivated and wants to help out, we'd love to be
contacted by you.

I don't think a SoC project for Markdown support would be risky at all
(with a sufficiently good student), however. And it wouldn't require a new
backend, the backend would still be the existing HTML backend in Haddock.

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