[web-devel] On moving Yesod-specific discussion to a separate list

Chris Smith cdsmith at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 16:26:02 CEST 2011

On Tue, 2011-06-28 at 07:05 -0700, Greg Weber wrote:
> To summarize this thread, many subscribers would like this mail list
> to have a "higher signal to noise ratio". One aspect of this is *very*
> Yesod specific development discussions.

With emphasis on the "very specific", yes.  It's great to have a place
where general web development topics can be discussed, and those will
obviously involve specific frameworks at some times.  I'm not sure
there's a rule we can make here that will make any sense; it really
comes down to people taking a minute to consider whether they are
talking about anything that makes sense outside of that very specific
context; and if so, then great!

It's up to individuals on the list to: (a) make that decision, and (b)
make sure the list is always presented as a general discussion forum for
web development in Haskell, and not as a project-specific forum.

I think what all this comes down to is that web frameworks (and Yesod on
particular -- I'm not saying that as a bad thing, there's just a lot
MORE stuff in it) are at least an order of magnitude more complex than
most Haskell libraries.  That's why I can read a random thread on
haskell-cafe and understand what it's saying, but my chances of even
comprehending a random thread here are really rather low.  And I don't
think it's my intelligence or lack of general web development knowledge
at fault there; just the nature of the stuff we're talking about.

Chris Smith

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