[Haskell] Re: The Real Monad Transformer or is Haskell.org hijacked?

Benjamin L.Russell DekuDekuplex at Yahoo.com
Thu Nov 13 03:20:16 EST 2008

On Wed, 12 Nov 2008 12:54:43 +0100 (CET), Henning Thielemann
<lemming at henning-thielemann.de> wrote:

>On Tue, 3 Apr 2007, Henning Thielemann wrote:
>> It was argued that people avoid Haskell because of terms from Category
>> theory like 'Monad'. This problem can now be solved by a wrapper which
>> presents all the WWW without monads! Start e.g. at
>> http://saxophone.jpberlin.de/MonadTransformer?source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ehaskell%2Eorg%2Fhaskellwiki%2FCategory%3AMonad&language=English
>>  Of course the tool is written in Haskell, that is, Haskell helps solving
>> problems which only exist because of Haskell.
>> Bug reports and feature requests can be tracked at
>>  https://sourceforge.net/projects/parallelweb
>The produced content has not changed very much, but the interface is much 
>more friendly now. You can now enter the world of the Real Monad 
>Transformer e.g. at:
>  http://www.haskell.org.monadtransformer.parallelnetz.de/haskellwiki/Category:Monad

This is obviously a pun on the HaskellWiki page on monads:

Monad - HaskellWiki

They also seem to have duplicated at least part of the rest of the
HaskellWiki.  Compare:

Haskell - HaskellWiki [their duplication]

Haskell - HaskellWiki

While this doesn't seem to violate the HaskellWiki license (see
http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/HaskellWiki:Copyrights), it would
seem problematic if users searching the Web confused their content
with the real HaskellWiki content.  Perhaps a complaint should be
filed with their system administrator?

-- Benjamin L. Russell

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