[Haskell-cafe] ANN: monad-bool 0.1

wren ng thornton wren at freegeek.org
Sat Jan 26 00:23:05 CET 2013

On 1/24/13 1:40 AM, Ertugrul Söylemez wrote:
> David Thomas <davidleothomas at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> We could even set up NotOnHackage: a "package" repository just like
>>> Hackage, except the packages are just documentation on why there is
>>> no such package. Implementation-wise it's just a wiki; but the idea
>>> is about how to organize the wiki. NotOnHackage should be organized
>>> and searchable similar to Hackage itself, so that people can look
>>> there when nothing looks promising on Hackage.
>> Couldn't this be actually on hackage, so one search turns up what you
>> want?
> Yes.  There is no reason to put up a second Hackage for that one.
> Without changing anything in the current system, packages can just
> update their categories, so that they will be displayed below "Defunct"
> or something like that.  This is fine, as only the categories of the
> latest version are significant.
> If you think this is a good idea, I will start with some of my
> packages. =)

We've had package deprecation for a while, so the big trick IMO is the 
documentation. Good descriptions of why the package is defunct and 
suggestions on how people can do things better.

If we're going to do it on Hackage itself, I think the big question is 
one of style: should the documentation be all in the cabal file (i.e., 
on the package description page, with no modules in the package); or 
should we put the documentation into modules?

Live well,

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