[Haskell] Making Haskell more open

Benjamin Franksen benjamin.franksen at bessy.de
Fri Nov 11 20:30:20 EST 2005

On Friday 11 November 2005 13:56, Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 10. November 2005 12:27 schrieb Simon Peyton-Jones:
> > [...]
> >
> > 	* The GHC user manual [currently generated using DocBook]
> I think it should continue to be written in DocBook.  (It should
> switch to DocBook XML if it's still using SGML DocBook.)  XML
> documents are "type-safe" in contrast to LaTeX documents, for
> example.  XML is well supported.  DocBook stresses logical markup and
> allows very specific markup and therefore supports conversion into
> different formats (HTML, PDF, ...) very well. Again, what do others
> think?

Yes. In fact I like the current GHC manual as it is.

> >   How would we make sure it stayed organised?  And avoid
> >   getting screwed up by malicious folk?
> At Wikipedia, you can log in and modify content and you can modify
> content while not being logged in.  In the first case, the history
> mentions your username, in the second case, it mentions your IP
> address.  I think, MediaWiki can be configured so that only logged-in
> users are able to do modifications.  As far as I can remember, I once
> saw a site using MediaWiki, which didn't allow modifications from
> non-registered users.
> But honestly, would we need to protect ourselfs from malicious folk? 
> At Wikipedia, they have problem with malicious people at a couple of
> articles, so they sometimes have to lock articles.  (This tells us
> that article locking obviously is another feature of WikiMedia.  As
> far as I know, this kind of locking can be done by different persons,
> not just one super user.)  But who would want to screw up pages about
> Haskell?

Spambots are the worst problem, I guess.


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