With every new GHC release, also released any new versions of libraries

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 10:39:29 CEST 2011


As part of GHC releases users also get a bunch of libraries. These
libraries (e.g. array- in the last release) aren't uploaded on
Hackage. This has some problems, including users on older versions of
GHC not being able to upgrade to the new versions and broken
documentation on Hackage.

I suggest that with each GHC release the new library releases should
be uploaded to Hackage. Also, for libraries not maintained by GHC but
shipped with the compiler (e.g. containers) the new releases should be
done by the maintainers of those libraries to make sure no
half-finished code gets shipped (i.e. the repo might not be in a good
state to release at all times).

P.S. Could someone please remind me why containers ships with GHC?


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