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

Joe Nash joenash at blackvine.co.uk
Tue Apr 9 21:40:07 CEST 2013

I would be interested in discussing this project with a potential mentor if
one happens to be reading. I'm a second year Computer Science student at
the University of Nottingham, very interested in doing a haskell.org SoC

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 8:17 PM, David Waern <david.waern at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> David
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