cabal-get minimizing

Lemmih lemmih at
Thu May 4 12:32:03 EDT 2006

On 5/4/06, Isaac Jones <ijones at> wrote:
> Lemmih <lemmih at> writes:
> > On 5/2/06, Shae Matijs Erisson <shae at> wrote:
> >> Isaac Jones <ijones at> writes:
> >>
> >> > Welcome to the cabal-devel mailing list!  I'm very please to see so
> >> > many folks signed up already.  I'll just re-post the release
> >> > announcement that Duncan made below.
> >>
> >> I've been hacking on minimizing the cabal-get requirements.
> >> I spoke to Bjorn Bringert, he split Network.Browser into its own package so
> >> that the Network.HTTP package no longer requires crypto.
> >>
> >> Next steps for me are to minimize xml-rpc and its dependency, HaXml.
> >
> > Why not cut the xml-rpc dependency completely? It should be an evening
> > hack to replace it with, say, BEncode.
> Shae also suggested getting rid of xml-rpc.  I'm not totally against
> it, but it would be nice if folks could easily write clients!  having
> a hackage-client packages is helpful here, but it doesn't help for
> other languages.  Suggestions?

Writing a BEncode parser is almost simpler than learning to use an XML-toolkit.
Jokes aside, I think our convenience is paramount and inter-language
integration should be secondary. If we can get this thing in the air
then by all means lets do it and leave these issues to a later


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