[Haskell] Making Haskell more open
benjamin.franksen at bessy.de
Fri Nov 11 20:30:20 EST 2005
On Friday 11 November 2005 13:56, Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 10. November 2005 12:27 schrieb Simon Peyton-Jones:
> > [...]
> > * The GHC user manual [currently generated using DocBook]
> I think it should continue to be written in DocBook. (It should
> switch to DocBook XML if it's still using SGML DocBook.) XML
> documents are "type-safe" in contrast to LaTeX documents, for
> example. XML is well supported. DocBook stresses logical markup and
> allows very specific markup and therefore supports conversion into
> different formats (HTML, PDF, ...) very well. Again, what do others
Yes. In fact I like the current GHC manual as it is.
> > How would we make sure it stayed organised? And avoid
> > getting screwed up by malicious folk?
> At Wikipedia, you can log in and modify content and you can modify
> content while not being logged in. In the first case, the history
> mentions your username, in the second case, it mentions your IP
> address. I think, MediaWiki can be configured so that only logged-in
> users are able to do modifications. As far as I can remember, I once
> saw a site using MediaWiki, which didn't allow modifications from
> non-registered users.
> But honestly, would we need to protect ourselfs from malicious folk?
> At Wikipedia, they have problem with malicious people at a couple of
> articles, so they sometimes have to lock articles. (This tells us
> that article locking obviously is another feature of WikiMedia. As
> far as I know, this kind of locking can be done by different persons,
> not just one super user.) But who would want to screw up pages about
Spambots are the worst problem, I guess.
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