Prelude not in haskell98?

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at
Tue Jun 5 18:23:57 EDT 2007

Hi Iavor,

> All this seems to indicate that the Prelude is not a part of the
> "haskell98" package.  Is this the case, and if so, is this
> intentional?  It would be nice if we could create Cabal packages that
> explicitly indicate that the library depends only on Haskell 98
> libraries.

Its true, and its intentional. The trend nowadays is to make programs
depend only on base, not only on haskell98 - i.e. import
System.Environment (and others) instead of System. hakell98 will be
around forever, but base is the new "standard libraries" set.



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