[arch-haskell] Re: [extra] haskell-parallel

Nicolas Pouillard nicolas.pouillard at gmail.com
Thu Nov 11 08:41:16 EST 2010

On Thu, 11 Nov 2010 12:23:02 +0000, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 14:19, Peter Simons <simons at cryp.to> wrote:
> > Hi Rémy,
> >
> >  > Can you quickly tell me if everybody agrees on me uploading these
> >  > packages:
> >  >
> >  > - haskell-parallel (version
> >  > - haskell-hp-parallel (version, provides haskell-parallel=
> >
> > I'd rather have haskell-parallel- in [extra].
> >
> > The distinction between haskell-X and haskell-hp-X sounds good in theory,
> > but I don't believe that the consequences of that change are sufficiently
> > understood, nor am I convinced that we posses a tool-chain that's capable of
> > taking advantage of that distinction. At this point in time, that change
> > looks like a lot of risks and very little payoff.
> I made an attempt at providing exactly this, at
> http://linode3.kiwilight.com/~magnus.therning/archhaskell/x86_64/
> Please have a look at it and let me know what you find.  I'm fairly
> sure those packages need some further tweaking, but my gut feeling
> tells me it *is* possible to do this and end up with a system that is
> convenient to use.

Good work, I'm all for the haskell-hp-* versions, this is a nice tradeoff
between having many versions of each package and only one per package.
This is really a sitution where we have to concile the strict update policy
of the Platform and the "latest released" ArchLinux policy.

Nicolas Pouillard

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