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Exploring Snap - the web framework for Haskell #haskell

I wanted to try the Snap framework out, so I followed the install instructions on my Debian unstable box.

After installing some libghc-*-dev packages so cabal didn't have to pull them down, it worked.

Since I am planning to learn Haskell using Snap for some skunk work, I wanted to make sure it worked at work as well, so I logged into a machine running Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid lynx) and tried there.

No luck, got an error message. Hm. Not being knowledgable in GHC, Haskell nor Snap, I turned to the IRC-channel listed in the website.

After reporting my problem, a fix was committed literally within seconds. A new release was done and uploaded within minutes, and within half an hour I could test the fix and report success back!

That is quite impressive.

I thanked and threatened to be back with stupid questions.

Now I just have to learn the language and the framework, and actually get something done...

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