META-PROPOSAL: Documentation should be required to say when exports were introduced

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Sat Nov 17 11:10:05 EST 2007

On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 06:53:18PM +0300, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Saturday, November 17, 2007, 5:13:18 PM, you wrote:
> > I propose that all exports in Haskell libraries should be required to
> > have such a thing in their haddock documentation.
> may be we should construct a "Good Library" policy which includes reqs
> to "well-behaved" or mat be "haskeller-fiendly" lib? in particular,
> these rules should be required for any lib included in Haskell
> Standard (as i proposed)

Oh, right, when I wrote "Haskell libraries" I was thinking "all GHC
bootlibs and all libraries covered by the library submissions
procedure" (but it would be good if other libraries followed suit).
Sorry, I should have said that in the original mail.

If we decide to distinguish a set of libraries as "standard" then I
agree that they, too, should be required to have versions in the docs.


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