Hobby-hacking Eric


wxhaskell unicode testing

One of my reponsabilities is to make sure that the wxhaskell Unicode stuff is working. I'm still not too sure what the best way to go about this is. I suppose that any such test would require a majour eyeball component, although it would probably be prudent to add a bit of automation and randomness to things. Here's my first attempt anyway:

I have a small UTF-8 text file with text in a bunch of different scripts. Combined some code from one of the haskell mailing lists to read a file into [Word8] with some an UTF8 encoder/decoder from darcs (this particular code claims to be from the Haskell i18n working group and is BSD licensed). I read the file, break it down into lines and display a copy of each widget for each line in the file. I've only got checkboxes, haven't figured out how I want to go through all the widgets yet.


haskell / vim indentation

Thanks to motormean for his (or her) haskell indentation vim script. It solved that annoying problem with birdtracks being indented. Now I can break up a line without having to deal with the ">". No word yet on how this words with latex-style literate haskell, but I am grateful already.


yaht now pure gfdl

Oops. I realised a couple of weeks ago that dual licensing Hal/GFDL on the PDF meant that I couldn't back-propagate wikibook patches into the LaTeX version. So now the PDF is GFDL only. Nice and simple.

(I dropped Hal an FYI and invited him to yell. Since it's _already_ GFDL anyway, I saw no reason that he would mind, which he does not seem to, cf no yelling)


yaht on darcs.haskell.org

Going to try a little experiment here. Wikis are great, rah rah instant collaboration and all... but gee LaTeX just seems so much better for putting together nice looking documents. Wouldn't be nice if one the community's best free Haskell tutorials were available under darcs, its LaTeX guts exposed to the world?

Now you can darcs get http://darcs.haskell.org/yaht and send your patches to me. I'm essentially forking YAHT here: we've got the yaht-wikibook on one hand, and yaht-darcs on another; with eric occasionally scurrying around to hand-migrate patches from one tine to the other. yaht-wikibook is GFDL. yaht-darcs is dual-licensed Hal copyright-GFDL. Oh and btw, update your links. The new PDF is also on darcs.haskell.org: http://darcs.haskell.org/yaht/yaht.pdf.

WikiYaht or DarcsYaht, who's gonna win? (Or maybe our dreams of a darcs-based latex-friendly wiki will come true or something)