[Haskell-cafe] upgrading Text.Printf

Ian Lynagh igloo at earth.li
Wed Jul 25 17:12:36 EDT 2007

On Wed, Jul 25, 2007 at 03:38:50PM +0200, Benjamin Franksen wrote:
> I am using Text.Printf (package base, ghc-6.6.1) and am missing %X
> formatting. Checking out the darcs repo of the base package I see that it
> has already been added there. Is there any way to upgrade to the latest
> version while keeping ghc-6.6.1? I keep hearing Bulat saying that this is
> not possible, but I wanted to check anyway. Is there, perhaps, a separate
> package that contains (a newer version of) Text.Printf?

The easiest way is to grab a copy of the module from
and either put it in your program directly, or rename it and put it in a


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