RFC: External library infrastructure

Jens Petersen petersen@redhat.com
26 Nov 2002 16:43:05 +0900

Alastair Reid <alastair@reid-consulting-uk.ltd.uk> writes:

> 3) By having a single file (the package description file) containing a
>    single copy of all the information needed by any compiler, we might
>    make it easier to maintain libraries such that they 'just work' on
>    all compilers instead of requiring the writer or interested parties
>    to maintain multiple copies of what is, essentially, the same
>    information.
> Obviously, the 3rd reason is the one of most relevance to this thread.

Indeed, the idea of being able to just install a package for
ghc, nhc or hugs and use it sounds very attractive indeed.