[Haskell-cafe] expanded standard lib

Jules Bean jules at jellybean.co.uk
Fri Nov 23 05:17:10 EST 2007

Magnus Therning wrote:
> 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.

I think that's a reasonable fear. In black moments, I share this fear 
with the Cabal Cabal. Fortunately, they assure me that they're well 
aware of this issue and don't intend it to become a problem. As someone 
in another reply points out, it's a considerable comfort that many of 
the CC are also package maintainers for other distributions. They know 
about this stuff :)


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