Mon Jan 16 10:01:31 CET 2006
I feel that there should be a code repository for 3rd party Erlang code that
is easily searchable and at a smaller granularity than jungerl. Jungerl
contains many pearls, but if they happen to be in an application that I
don't even know what is about, I'll never look there "just in case".
What I'd like to have is a repository for general-use library code. One
example would be the many times discussed httpd_utils. In the end, this code
might find its way to the standard libraries, but in the meantime why
reinvent the wheel just because one didn't know it was already invented?
I have a few ideas about how this could be done[*], but I'd like to know how
interesting something like this would be for the community. Also, somebody
else could have better implementation ideas.
[*] Authors annotate the code (in jungerl or elsewhere) and a tool will then
extract and publish this information online (at trapexit, maybe).
One way to annotate might be to choose a standard library module where
these functions would best be found, if they were to be included in the
standard libs. For example a mapwhile/3 function would be annotated with
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