[Haskell-cafe] Subcategories on Hackage
limestrael at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 11:25:20 CEST 2011
Why not hierarchical tags? (Tags organized in directories, well, basically,
tags with slashes or dots)
This is the most flexible IMHO.
2011/6/4 Vo Minh Thu <noteed at gmail.com>
> 2011/6/4 Tillmann Vogt <Tillmann.Vogt at rwth-aachen.de>:
> > Hi,
> > There are some categories on Hackage that have become so large that it is
> > hard to find something, i.e. Data(414 packages) and Graphics (191). Thats
> > why I suggest to use subcategories separated from the category with a
> > To show that this makes sense I made subcategories for graphics libraries
> > the end of this email.
> > Whatever happens to hackage2 this would be an immediate improvement.
> > How
> > ------
> > I would volunteer for the manual categorization and let the community
> > over it.
> > I could upload the changes with a script but the version number has to
> > increase even if only the category has changed. I also don't want to be
> > responsible for a massive spike in the upload statistics.
> > Shouldn't the cabal file be excluded from the versioning policy? => It is
> > allowed to upload a library with the same version number if only the
> > file has changed. One should write a notifiaction mail to all owners to
> > reply if they don't agree. Then after a week executing the script that
> > applies the changes.
> > [snip]
> I would simply prefer tags.
> Actually, there is a problem that becomes even worse in your proposal:
> packages appearing in multiple categories, and packages not appearing
> in some expected category.
> A simple example in your proposed categories: HDRUtils library: should
> it be in 2d, RasterFormats, or maybe in 2dFormats, ... with tags, 2d,
> raster, format, can be used, but also hdr, image, etc.
> I don't remember what was proposed for hackage 2.
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