[Haskell-cafe] Re: expanded standard lib

apfelmus apfelmus at quantentunnel.de
Thu Nov 22 03:59:38 EST 2007

Ketil Malde wrote:
> "David Menendez" <dave at zednenem.com> writes:
>> Someone in a previous thread made an analogy between GHC and the linux
>> kernel. I imagine that third-party Haskell distributions, consisting
>> of GHC/Hugs/whatever and some bundled packages, would meet the desire
>> for a "batteries included" Haskell implementation without tying the
>> most popular libraries to GHC releases.
> Well - the various Linux distributions certainly could do this -
> providing a virtual "haskell-libs" package that just pulls in a bunch
> of commonly used packages.  It'd be nice, of course, if that package
> was reasonably consistent across distributions, and if there were
> a corresponding installer for those other operating systems.

Meta-packages on hackage would do the trick, no?


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