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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

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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 if the answer falls out of date, its usefulness would drop.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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