[Haskell-cafe] expanded standard lib
dons at galois.com
Mon Nov 19 15:17:23 EST 2007
> Hackage seems like a nice idea in principle. However,
I think in practice too: we had no central lib archive or dependency
system, now we have 400 libraries, and a package installer, 10 months
later. Until Hackage, there was a strong pressure not to reuse other
> - The packages seem to be of quite variable quality. Some are excellent,
> some are rather poor (or just not maintained any more).
1. Welcome to the internet.
> - Almost all packages seem to require a long list of dependencies.
2. Solved with cabal:
cabal install foo
Resolves package deps. Reusing libraries is a good thing.
> - There seems to be an awful lot of packages that do the same thing but
> with incompatible interfaces (and varying limitations). It seems we're
> not very coordinated here.
> - (And, since I'm on Windows, I can't seem to get anything to install
> with Cabal...)
3. Report a bug. We need more developers on windows, for window to
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