[Haskell-cafe] Hoogle is great but ...
orclev at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 15:12:15 EDT 2009
I likewise agree this isn't a job for Hoogle, but on a related note see my
previous post in here about needing better documentation (specifically a
proper manual for most hackage pages, not just a bare bones API doc):
-R. Kyle Murphy
Curiosity was framed, Ignorance killed the cat.
On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:11, David Leimbach <leimy2k at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/26/09, David Virebayre <dav.vire+haskell at gmail.com<dav.vire%2Bhaskell at gmail.com>>
> > On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 2:09 PM, Curt Sampson <cjs at starling-software.com
> > wrote:
> >> But zaxis, here's another thing to look at. There's usually a "view
> >> source" link beside most of the functions that come up in the Haddock
> >> documentation to which Hoogle links. It's worth clicking. You would be
> >> surprised (certainly I was!) at how often looking at the definition
> >> of a function suddenly makes it quite clear what it does, when the
> >> description didn't quite do it for you. (This is one of the joys of
> >> Haskell.)
> > I tried that with parsec 3, my brain exploded :)
> > _______
> or the printf implementation. I tried to figure it out, then the
> Cenobites came and got me.
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