[Haskell-beginners] Re: Pure Regex.PCRE Possible? (PLEAC, Fix Style)

Chaddaï Fouché chaddai.fouche at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 08:18:00 EST 2009

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 2:02 PM, Volkan YAZICI <yazicivo at ttmail.com> wrote:
>> See this tutorial for some example of usage :
>> http://www.serpentine.com/blog/2007/02/27/a-haskell-regular-expression-tutorial/
> Am I missing something, or Text.Regex.Posix no more ships with Haskell,
> particularly 6.12.1 version?

You didn't miss anything (I think it was even true with 6.10), that is
because the GHC developers have decided to get out of the library
business. In other words they decided to restrain themselves to the
absolute core of the Haskell libraries necessary to get GHC running
and nothing else. So, what should an Haskell developer do, when he
don't absolutely need the _latest_ GHC release, the _latest_ libraries
in all domain, and so on ? The Haskell Platform is the project that is
supposed to replace the old big GHC release from the past, with
regular releases of an integrated package with a stable and useful
library set and a compiler version that are supposed to work nicely
together :

_This_ is what most Haskell developer should use, especially if
they're beginners !

It contains regex-posix and regex-base (which is the common interface
of most regex-* package, regex-pcre included).

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