[Haskell-cafe] RFC: removing “alternative installation methods” from haskell.org (or finding them owners)

Tom Ellis tom-lists-haskell-cafe-2017 at jaguarpaw.co.uk
Sun Apr 3 17:34:38 UTC 2022

On Sun, Apr 03, 2022 at 01:26:55PM -0400, Ivan Perez wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Apr 2022 at 22:58, Artem Pelenitsyn <a.pelenitsyn at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > * I don't know where you are getting info about which project is used
> > more or less*
> > Well, that's why we have the State of Haskell survey, right?..
> I've been programming in Haskell for more than 20 years (more than half of
> those professionally to some extent).
> In all that time, I think I filled in one, and just one, of those, when I
> was first aware of their existence (years ago).
> Even basing a decision on that survey carries with it a strong bias: you'd
> be basing that decision on the kind of respondent who would participate in
> the first place.
> Who are you leaving behind?

Well, good question, but back at you: who are you discouraging from
Haskell by keeping a large number of complex, unmaintained, possibly
completely wrong, installation instruction on the Downloads page?


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