[Haskell-cafe] hackage style

Alexander Kjeldaas alexander.kjeldaas at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 08:03:01 UTC 2018

On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 8:05 AM, Gershom B <gershomb at gmail.com> wrote:

> The problem with that particular README is that it is a text file. Nearly
> all the readme files these days are in markdown, which wraps. For text
> files, we do something very basic and render in a <pre> block, which does
> not wrap.
> To improve display of such readme files I see three options. A) use a
> smaller font only for pre blocks, so that more text fits, without
> rewrapping. B) allow text files to rewrap. C) force the content _only_ for
> such files to always be below a clear, and as such, below the entire
> properties table. I’m leaning towards A here at the moment. Thoughts?

I'd go with C, and an explicit note (in red or similar) that the package
includes a fixed-width readme.  I'd also throw in a link to the issue
tracker so people can easily file a bug if this is in fact an error.

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