Packages in GHC 6.6

Brian Hulley brianh at
Tue Aug 22 09:52:29 EDT 2006

Simon Marlow wrote:
> So here's what I propose:
>  - A "GHC source tree" will contain a core set of packages.  This is
>    what you will get if you download ghc-6.6-src.tar.bz2, or do
>    "sh darcs-all get" in a darcs repo.  The core packages are:
>       base, haskell98, template-haskell, readline, stm,
>       Cabal, unix, Win32

Should mtl not also be included here too as it is a relatively small package 
but seems fundamental to monadic programming which is one of the major 
highlights of Haskell?

Ie doesn't almost everyone use at least one of the mtl transformers in their 

Regards, Brian.
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Yet still phantoms restless for eras long past,
congealed in the present in unthought forms,
strive mightily unseen to destroy us. 

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