[Haskell-cafe] idea: ratings (or maybe comments) for packages in hackage

Curtis Gagliardi gagliardi.curtis at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 22:50:32 UTC 2013

Integrating with github stars was what I imagined.  I was thinking of maybe
forking http://www.clojuresphere.com/ and trying to get it to work with
haskell projects.  It looks pretty viable since hackage appears to have
downloads and haskellers.com looks like it has the dependency graph stuff
already done.

On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Simon Hengel <sol at typeful.net> wrote:

> > In my mind a rating would consist of some numeric rating (1-5, for
> instance,
> > perhaps along multiple dimensions, e.g.: quality of documentation,
> type-safety
> > of interface, performance) for a particular package. The user, date, and
> > current version number should also be recorded.
> I think a simple like/star mechanism is better than 5-star rating.
> Otherwise I, as a package author, feel tempted to make every user happy
> in fear of bad reviews (which may not necessarily lead to the most
> consistent or future proof API).  Writing high-quality packages is not a
> popularity contest!
> Or maybe just integrating GitHub stars is the way to go?  If this leads
> to more stars for Haskell projects on GitHub, this would also help to
> promote Haskell in the large open source community!
> Cheers,
> Simon
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