What decent web-frameworks exists for functional programming? is a potentially good topic to have a curated list *. Yea or Nay?

* See: New lock type for truly collaborative questions and answers


I'm thinking no.

Unlike the prime example for collaborative answers, this would tend to focus on particular products. Products tend to change a lot more frequently than topics. Products reach end-of-life and new products are created more often than paradigm shifts, meaning it will take more effort to curate. I'm concerned that there wouldn't be enough curation, especially over a long period of time. if the answer falls out of date, its usefulness would drop.

Something else to consider is that library recommendations are off-topic. I'm not sure how a curated list of web frameworks differ from a question asking about what library to use. It's a blurry enough line with the "things to know for web development" question, since questions about what to learn next are off-topic. Perhaps there's enough of a distinction between what tools exist and what tool should I use, but it is worth thinking about.

  • your insight looks worth integrating into New lock type... guidance, particularly the point of not ab/using new lock type to cover list questions – gnat Jul 21 '13 at 21:19
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    @gnat Added an answer there. If you have any other ideas, comment or edit my answer, I suppose. – Thomas Owens Jul 21 '13 at 21:35

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