Haskell Libraries Wishlist

Shae Matijs Erisson shae at ScannedInAvian.com
Wed Oct 13 10:18:16 EDT 2004

Olaf Chitil <O.Chitil at kent.ac.uk> writes:

> I'd just like to mention that last academic year I had a project student
> building such a system. Although the result is nice (it provides even some of
> the sophisticated features Simon mentions), I'm not happy enough with it to
> use it. This is partially because of the limited Haskell knowledge the
> student had, but mostly because the whole thing is based on WASH. From this
> project I learned that WASH is a large and complex library; it automatically
> includes lots of stuff you may not want (I don't want JavaScript in the
> pages); it has a number of problems, especially with preserving state; and it
> is changing quickly. The last point is good in that a number of problems
> disappeared within the year, but on the other hand the continously changing
> API also requires you to change your WASH application all the time.

Is the source for your app available? Is there a demo online?  

I agree that WASH is large and complex, but I have used it for a few things.
I'd also like to have JavaScript as an optional component in WASH, but haven't
yet tried to patch it. 
I've been using Andrew Cooke's Halipeto for my personal website, it's a nice
templating system.
Shae Matijs Erisson - Programmer - http://www.ScannedInAvian.org/
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