Idea to allow people to comment on Haskell docs

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Fri Jan 20 05:09:41 EST 2006

On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 09:43 +0000, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> | I guess the question is if people will actually start commenting on
> | functions. So I would vote for the addition to haddock and see what is
> | happening. Maybe we need then need to gather statistics about what
> links
> | are clicked most and check which ones of these are empty (and left the
> | user frustrated).
> That reminds me.  One very useful, but probably hard-to-implement,
> feature would be if the "User comment" link looked different if there
> were actually some comments at the other end of the link.  "Is it worth
> clicking this?" thinks the user.  Kind of like Amazon, which says "Click
> here to see 4 user reviews" or "Write the first review".  

It's not impossible but would require server-side code; php or
something. It'd need the wiki to have a server side API.

Perhaps someone who knows about MediaWiki could comment on the
feasibility of Simon's suggestion?


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