[xmonad] Changing module headers

Gwern Branwen gwern0 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 16:33:56 EST 2009

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 9:59 AM, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 21, 2009 at 10:29 PM, Don Stewart<dons at galois.com> wrote:
>> gwern0:
>>> Hash: SHA512
>>> So I mentioned a while ago I meant to go over XMC using the 'sim' tool
>>> (with an invocation like sim_mira `find . -name "*.hs"` - I discovered
>>> recently that it had Miranda support, which means quasi-Haskell
>>> support). But the results are littered with comments.
>>> Particularly obnoxious are the module headers, in part because they
>>> all seem to use '--' comments even if they cover dozens of lines.
>>> Would anyone object if I were to edit those to use {- -} style (and
>>> push those edits without review)?
>> Yep. Let's not change the style. But change the tool to support the
>> style.
>> I'm not familiar with 'sim'. What does it do?
>> -- Don
> As in my previous email in April on the topic: sim is a tool for
> discovering textual repetition
> http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/xmonad/2009-April/007722.html It
> works reasonably well, but the output is much harder to read than it
> needs to be because of the module headers.
> As you can see, mailman mangled my email, so I'm forwarding the
> original to you & Spencer (as the only 2 to reply).

So with a potentially long wait until the next major release (that is,
not the quick fixes for X11/GHC), does anyone mind if I were to make
these header changes?


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