[Haskell] Making Haskell more open

Malcolm Wallace Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Thu Nov 10 09:21:03 EST 2005

"Simon Peyton-Jones" <simonpj at microsoft.com> writes:

> - Make it possible for people to add comments, explanations, or
>   questions to
> 	* The GHC user manual [currently generated using DocBook]
> 	* The Haskell 98 Report
>   The idea would be that anyone could help improve these documents,
>   and that, at least in the case of the GHC user manual, we could
>   use the comments to help clarify the text.  

One possibility is Shae Erisson's "Fermat's Last Margin" (FLM) idea.
This is designed to enable people to annotate the PDFs of research
papers with their own notes, in an infinitely-expandable "margin",
shared with all other users of the FLM system.  It could just as
easily be applied to reference material as to research papers.

To be best of my knowledge FLM is still not fully implemented, but
I guess that could be speeded up if there were a real customer...


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