[Please mail every answer also to wolfgang@jeltsch.net.] No hierarchical module names with GHC 5?

Simon Marlow simonmar@microsoft.com
Fri, 25 Jan 2002 09:39:55 -0000

> I use GHC 5.00.2 on Solaris 2.6 at the university and am unable to use
> hierarchical module names --- with and without the=20
> -fglasgow-exts switch. GHCi
> notifies me of parse errors on the module name. What is=20
> interesting is that if
> my module with hierarchical name imports a module which=20
> cannot be found GHC
> tells me that it cannot find the latter module instead of=20
> first recognizing that
> the name of the former module is in its opinion illegal and=20
> complaining about
> this. Aren't hierarchical module names supported yet in GHC=20
> 5.00.2? At home with
> GHC 5.02 under Linux everything works fine.
> By the way, I couldn't find anything about hierarchical=20
> module names in the
> documentation.

5.00.2 didn't support hierarchical module names, but 5.02 does have the
extension.  We're not making a lot of noise about it right now because
the full switchover is slated for the 5.04 release, when we'll move all
the libraries over to use the hierarchical module system.