[arch-haskell] [arch-general] Haskell Support Was: Xmonad version?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sat Oct 12 07:39:47 UTC 2013

On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 10:51:27AM -0800, Bernardo Barros wrote:
> Yes, but they do a lot of testing with those packages in HP project.
> We don't have man power to do this, we better go with HP I think.

And here we disagree :-)

My impression is that there is no *testing* in HP at all, instead they
choose the latest stable version of GHC and a set of packages at
versions that fit together, sometimes they are the most recent most
often they aren't.  Some choices are even outright questionable, like

IMNSHO haskell platform only makes sense for systems that lack a
proper packaging system, where it makes available a convenient

As I understand "the Arch way" it means using the *latest* stable
release.  A good example of this is the move to python3.  I think
Haskell shouldn't be treated in any other way.


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