[Haskell-cafe] Download locations for former-base libraries?

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Tue Dec 5 13:18:25 EST 2006


I am working on updating and splitting things out of MissingH.

MissingH is going to depend on regex-compat, HUnit, QuickCheck, and
FilePath, among others.

For each such library, I need to be able to tell users where they can go to
download the dependency.

But I'm having a lot of trouble finding canonical download locations.  For
instance, the homepage of regex-compat, according to
http://darcs.haskell.org/packages/regex-compat/regex-compat.cabal, is
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lazy-regex.  But the software available for
download there doesn't even provide Text.Regex.

Of course, just saying "download the latest version with darcs" isn't
useful, either.  People that want to use my package shouldn't have to have
darcs, and they also shouldn't have to fight with broken development

Or should I be telling people to download the GHC 6.6 extralibs source? 
That doesn't seem quite right either; it's packaged as a tar.bz2, but what
would a Windows user with HUGS do?  That person probably couldn't even
unpack it.


-- John

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