[Haskell-cafe] expanded standard lib
magnus at therning.org
Wed Nov 21 15:14:09 EST 2007
On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 12:33:21 +0000, Vladimir Zlatanov wrote:
>Yes, those are good points. Maybe adding functionality similar to plt's
>planet http://planet.plt-scheme.org and
>In plt scheme including a module, not present in the local repository ,
>but included via planet, resolves the module, including version,
>etc..., downloads it from planet, and uses it appropriately. It makes
>following various dependencies extremely easy. Updating with a new
>version is updating the appropriate local module definitions.
>I have no clue how it would be best to implement this for haskell, but
>it is a very user friendly no hassle way to work, so I reckon worth
Many other programming languages have packaging strategies that sound
very similar. Several of them have managed to have a negative impact on
platforms that already have good packaging technologies (i.e. almost
every platform apart from Windows ;-). I'd hate to see Haskell go in a
direction where packaging for e.g. Debian is made more difficult than it
is at the moment.
See  for the Debian Ruby packagers' opinion of RubyGems. IIRC
similar concerns have been raised for Python's eggs.
Magnus Therning (OpenPGP: 0xAB4DFBA4)
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