The synopsis drawer

David Waern david.waern at
Wed Aug 4 07:09:40 EDT 2010

2010/8/4 Mark Lentczner <markl at>:
> So, it seems that we don't have a clear idea of what to do about the synopsis drawer. Our options are:
>  1) Nuke it
>  2) Keep it as it is now
>  3) Keep it, but graphically de-emphasise the tab (but not to the previous "subtle" yellow strip)
>  4) Drop the drawer and go back to the classic style (actually, none of us like this one, I think)
> Further, if we're keeping it, then what style?
>  1) type signatures or just names or some shortened type signature
>  2) include contents headings or no
>  3) document order or alphabetize (!?)
> I'm kind of in favor of keeping it, and with the current type-signature form. I don't particularly like the way all that text looks - but I admit that I use the synopsis in the current Haddock all the time.
> That said, perhaps we should ask our constituents. I could put together a few examples and a survey and put it out to haskell-cafe. Are we willing to live by the wisdom of the commons? If so, I can put that together in a day or so. Or should we just decide.
>        - Mark
> P.S.: Is the haddock mailing list broken?

Johan's attached image got caught in the moderation queue since it was
bigger than 40 K. I think that's what caused problems.


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