[Haskell-cafe] Hackage -> MacPorts?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Thu Sep 4 20:29:17 EDT 2008

> On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> > That's right, on Arch we just go for what people actually need, i.e.:
> >
> >    1) 1 compiler, GHC
> >    2) GHC comes with the core+extra set, so they're implicitly available
> >    3) all other libs are "haskell-(map toLower packagename)"
> >
> > The complication to support multiple implementations et al isn't done by
> > any other language group (i.e. libs aren't bundled for multiple python
> > impls, or different C compilers), so I don't see why we should waste
> > time on that either. Pragmatic, I know.
> So Haskell developers still have to manage everything themselves.
> That's probably reasonable.

Well, if you develop with GHC, then you can just use the native
> What happens when you upgrade GHC? The problem MacPorts has is that
> the libraries are still listed as installed, even though they are no
> longer registered or useable.

We unregister the old packages, and you need to reinstall them.

-- Don

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