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Question: Would it be possible to have an markup tag, say <haskell-pretty> which would utilize the <math> environment to produce neat looking things like \operatorname{foo} :: \forall \alpha \beta . \alpha \rightarrow \beta, corresponding to
foo :: forall a b. a -> b
. — asks SebastianSylvan
It may be possible, but there are issues. Bear in mind Haskell type variables can be more than one character:
return :: (Monad monad) => a -> monad a
. I also find the TeX a bit ugly placed in the text.
An alternative might be to use Unicode more effectively: "foo :: ∀ m a b. (Monad m) ⇒ a → m b". —Ashley Y 23:38, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
If that happens then users will not be able to cut and paste code to try it out. Haskell looks the way Haskell looks, this wiki should embrace that, and help users understand it, not try to change it --Neil Mitchell 01:05, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm wondering what's possible with automatic linking from names to Haddock docs in haskell and hask tags. How about a modular way we could extend the currently wired-in names & links for other libraries as well? I'm imagining something in the page markup that refers to one or more tables or php programs with additional declarations similar to those in haskell.php to be merged in with those declarations.

The reason this comes up for me is that I'm writing wiki pages for libraries, and I'm giving examples. It'd be great if a reader could simply click on any of the given names to jump to the given haddock doc (and from there to the source code and comment page). Conal 06:29, 17 January 2007 (UTC)