[racket-dev] haskell's 'hell of a lot of libraries', planet

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Wed Jul 28 09:37:37 EDT 2010

Agreed. Done right, I think there's a PhD in this area for a student who likes to build and measure systems, including social networking measurements. 

Robby and I had a grant that kind of was a seed for this direction: equip planet libraries with contracts and see how it pressures others to write down contracts at the boundary. Too much work, too little time killed this project in a way though Robby did add a good amount of infrastructure to Planet. 

On Jul 27, 2010, at 11:59 PM, Jay McCarthy wrote:

> I think we can and must improve the browsing, searching, rating, etc
> parts of PLaneT. There's no shame in copying Hackage, CPAN, etc on
> these areas because they are probably very wise in their decisions.
> I would like to make DrDr build and test every PLaneT package on some
> basis (perhaps when the version number changes), but I'll have to make
> DrDr capable of running untrusted code to do that and there's the can
> of worms related to system dependencies.
> Jay
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Matthias Felleisen
> <matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> If this hasn't come up yet here, please do take a look at
>>  http://donsbot.wordpress.com/2010/05/31/there-are-a-hell-of-a-lot-of-haskell-libraries-now-what-are-we-going-to-do-about-it/
>> I am sure we will face this kind of problem one day and we might be able to prepare ourselves a bit.
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