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[HowardBGolden] Thank You, Atravers!

I appreciate all your work on the wiki. Carry on! Please let me know if I can help in any way. —HowardBGolden (talk) 20:46, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Thanks (I assume you're referring to what I've rewritten, rather than what I've wrote myself ;-). Considering just how much content is here, I didn't think I was making that much of a difference.
I do have a question: has anyone [else] expressed an interest in using CommonMark here?

  • I frequently type out CM formatting at first, only to then replace it with what the HsWiki uses now;
  • Of course, if MediaWiki is already switching to CM, then the question is academic...

Atravers 12:37 15 March 2021 (UTC)

(Note: Above reply from Atravers seems to have an incorrect timestamp) — s/b 15 March 2021 (UTC)
I don't recall anyone expressing an interest in using CommonMark. However, we haven't really solicited suggestions, so this isn't much indication of interest level.
At the moment, you might want to use Pandoc on your own computer to convert your CommonMark to MediaWiki and then paste it into wiki pages. Perhaps we can even set up a converter app on our server to do this. — HowardBGolden (talk) 18:02, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
(Time corrected, again - problem with client, not HsWiki server >_< )
Heh - I must be one of the few still doing this "directly" (no intervening tools like Pandoc) - I was just curious, considering CM has been around for (at least) 6 years.
Since no-one else has asked for it, I'll just leave it to MediaWiki to decide when/if CM support is added :-)
Atravers 20:40 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Hmm...I see you've added a historical-purposes-only note to 'Hawiki migration' - was moving 'Nondeterminism' an error? — Atravers 16:55 17 March 2021 (UTC)

It's not an error to move 'Nondeterminism'. However, putting your comment on the 'Hawiki migration' page:
14:28, 9 March 2021‎ Atravers (-74)‎ . . (NonDeterminism transferred to "Nondeterminism, monadically")
is unnecessary, since the 'Hawiki migration' page otherwise concerns only the major migration done in 2006. —HowardBGolden (talk) 18:16, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

[Ha$kell] Please do not remove useful work

My dear friend Atravers,

This page "Atribuirea" meaning "Assignment" is part of the Description of a Mini DSL (domain small language) we have used to teach computer science in Romania,for beginners.

Because the course is inactive from this year, there is no activity on the page. Put please do not remove the content related to a well made Haskell project, even if the language implemented is a sort of little C with national keywords, and do not ressamble to Haskell.

It is really very unpleasant to see that your work in a community is removed, would you like to contribute in such conditions ?

Thank you very much, Lect. Dan Popa aka "Ha$kell", promoter of Haskell in Romania.

I simply merged "Atribuirea" with "Rodin/FAQ", which made the separate page redundant, hence the redirection - why did I do this?
1. shows no other HsWiki pages referring to Atribuirea";
2. shows the last change was made on 05:49, 11 February 2011‎: over 10 years ago.
From my side of the Internet, it just looked like an abandoned page...
Atravers Thu Apr 22 23:18:43 UTC 2021
Some other points of contention:
  • I did not use your user page as a complaints box;
  • Your user name - "Ha$kell" - looks like the handiwork of a spammer; (why not "Dpopa"?)
  • This wiki is a Haskell community resource, not an advertising billboard - if you want to indulge in gimmicks like:
(Curious: that banner doesn't appear here...)

Haskell-logo-60.gif Haskell-logo-60.gif Haskell-logo-60.gif Haskell-logo-60.gif Haskell-logo-60.gif Haskell-logo-60.gif Haskell-logo-60.gif Haskell-logo-60.gif Haskell-logo-60.gif Haskell-logo-60.gif Haskell-logo-60.gif Haskell-logo-60.gif Haskell-logo-60.gif Haskell-logo-60.gif

(...your impression of an infinite loop in Haskell?)

...then ask [the IT department at] the Universitatea_Bacau about setting up a local Haskell wiki (you've certainly promoted them enough!); you can then add all the novelties you like :-D
Atravers Tue Jul 6 06:54:12 UTC 2021

Separate "page spaces" for each language on the HsWiki

Hello Howard;

What would be required to have something like:


so that pages can be better organised by language?

Currently, if you point your browser at e.g.

which would be an actual directory, the server merely redirects you to

...another wiki page - to quote the warning from the "Edit" page;

If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then don't submit it here.

At the very least, deleting a directory of (links to) wiki pages takes more effort than a single wiki page (for regular users, anyway)...

Atravers Thu Apr 22 23:54:17 UTC 2021

Mostly-complete list of pages on the HsWiki

Hello again, Howard;

I've been using the Special:Random link to examine (and occasionally edit) pages, so as a result pages I've already looked at are frequently brought up. As I dimly recall, some early websites (no wiki) had the "big index" page - one page with links to every other page on the site.

Now (obviously) such a page for a wiki-site would never be completely accurate (new pages being made, old ones removed, etc) but a reasonable approximation would still be useful: I could save it (as text) to a local file and use it as a "to-do list", deleting each entry as I go.

Being generated content, the simplest approach would be a link to a plain-text file, which can be downloaded for offline use.

Atravers Mon Aug 9 23:26:41 UTC 2021

...there it is! I finally found what I needed (by accident): Special:AllPages.
Atravers Wed Dec 1 20:05:52 UTC 2021

[HowardBGolden] Hi Atravers (MediaWiki upgrades)

I recently upgraded the server for to Ubuntu 20.04, and this came with updated MediaWiki (to 1.31), PHP (to 7.4) and Mariadb (to 10.3). Due to a configuration problem, the upgrade wasn't smooth and the wiki was down for approx. 8 hours. I apologize for any difficulty you may have experienced because of this. I expect to continue to upgrade the wiki software to MediaWiki 1.35 in the near future, first on a separate port for testing and then into production. I don't expect more downtime other than a brief reboot, since I will use a better testing process first. In the meantime, I wanted to reach out to you to see if you notice now or in the near term any problems with the wiki since the upgrade. Please let me know anything unusual you notice.

Also, if you have any requests or suggestions, please send them to me. I'd like to try to improve the wiki as part of the coming upgrade. Thanks! — HowardBGolden (talk) 20:00, 3 May 2022 (UTC)

I had guessed as much from noticing the changes to the editor page. As for oddities,

results in a "Bad Gateway" error (like what happens if the "Show changes" button is pressed in the editor page).


  • I'm not doing so much here at the moment; I'm mostly tending to what new pages I've added or existing pages that still interest me - there'll be less feedback for now.
  • If you hadn't already seen it:
...of course, if other people have made similar efforts [last year] to mine, then all that is irrelevant - the one-year gap in comments was the main inspiration for that post.

Atravers Wed May 4 12:51:52 UTC 2022

The "Bad Gateway" error is caused by a segfault inside of MediaWiki. I'm trying to find and fix the problem. — HowardBGolden (talk) 16:41, 4 May 2022 (UTC)