[Haskell-cafe] Policy for taking over a package on Hackage

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at serpentine.com
Wed May 25 18:58:14 CEST 2011

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 5:01 AM, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic <
ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> wrote:

> With my wl-pprint-text package, Jason Dagit suggested to me on
> #haskell that it would make sense to make such a pretty-printer be
> class-based so that the same API could be used for String, ByteString,
> Text, etc.

I don't think that's actually a good idea. The internals of your package
will be a soggy mess, and the public APIs will be hard to follow. I'm also
unclear on why you'd want to use something like wl-pprint for bytestrings at
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