base package (Was: GHC 7.8 release?)

brandon s allbery kf8nh allbery.b at
Fri Feb 15 03:41:13 CET 2013

On Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 8:14 PM, Johan Tibell wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 2:53 PM, Joachim Breitner <mail at (mailto:mail at> wrote:
> I don't think having FFI far down the stack is a problem. There are lots of pure data types we'd like in the "pure data" layer (e.g. bytestring) that uses FFI. As long as the I/O layer itself (System.IO, the I/O manager, etc) doesn't get pulled in there's no real problem in depending on the FFI. 
Doesn't the FFI pull in some part of the I/O layer, though?  In particular threaded programs are going to end up using forkOS?

brandon s allbery kf8nh
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