[Hackage] #288: the package indexes are very slow

Hackage trac at galois.com
Tue Aug 12 14:35:50 EDT 2008

#288: the package indexes are very slow
  Reporter:  duncan              |        Owner:                 
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  new            
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:                 
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:  HEAD           
  Severity:  normal              |   Resolution:                 
  Keywords:                      |   Difficulty:  easy (<4 hours)
Ghcversion:  6.8.2               |     Platform:                 
Changes (by duncan):

  * difficulty:  hard (< 1 day) => easy (<4 hours)
  * version: => HEAD


 For installed packages index, we should parse the output of `ghc-pkg dump`
 lazily. See #311.

 All it needs is to split on `"\n---"` as we do now, but then instead of
 directly parsing, we should extract only the name and version fields and
 then parse the rest lazily.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/288#comment:2>
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