[Haskell-cafe] Hackage -> MacPorts?
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.
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