[Haskell-cafe] Hackage / Stackage Idea

Andreas Abel andreas.abel at ifi.lmu.de
Sat Dec 23 17:44:12 UTC 2017

I agree some kind of quality certificates should exist on Hackage. 

On 06.12.2017 15:12, alex at centromere.net wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use Haskell in production, and when choosing a library I wonder, "Is
> this package production-ready?". In addition to evaluating the quality
> of the code, I consider various factors such as the most recent upload
> date, number of downloads, the age of the last commit, the author's
> reputation, the number of packages which depend on that package, and the
> number of issues open and closed.
> I think it would be interesting to add a feature to Hackage and/or
> Stackage which allows companies to advertise that they use a package
> in production. If they elect to be anonymous, only the count would
> increase. I believe that this data would not only help inform my library
> choices, but also help communicate Haskell's merits to industry.
> What do you all think?
> Alex
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