[Haddock] Regenerating Haddock docs on Hackage

Ross Paterson ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Fri Sep 10 11:31:14 EDT 2010

On Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 09:30:34PM -0700, Mark Lentczner wrote:
> Another example pointed out by copumpkin on #haskell today: He wanted to make sure I know of the rendering problems in the new Haddock. He pointed me at this page:
> 	http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/base/
> Make your window "page" width, and scroll all the way to the bottom - you'll see all sorts of artifacts.
> I think it would be best if docs generated with older versions of Haddock were restored to the way that they where[1], and all pages generated with 2.8.1, were generated with --built-in-themes and the modified JS (no Frames button). 

I'm almost finished a pass through regenerating everything with 2.8.1
(and --built-in-themes).  When that's finished, I'll go back and redo
the ones that were rebuilt before I heard about --built-in-themes.
When that's finished (by the end of the weekend, I expect), 70-75%
of the packages with documentation should be done with 2.8.1.  For
latest versions the proportion will be nearly 100%.

As for the rest ...  My problem with the old style file is that those
big blue headers will make for a jarring experience for hackage users
as they navigate around documentation.  But obviously you don't want
haddock 2.8 blamed for my kludges.  What if we put some sort of marker
on them, but not as obtrusive as the old style file?

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