[Haskell-cafe] Re: Thinking about what's missing in our library coverage

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Wed Aug 5 13:38:06 EDT 2009

> Hello Magnus,
> Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 11:37:23 AM, you wrote:
> > I don't know of any other way either.  I just strongly oppose the idea
> > that HP should take on the role of providing C lib bindings just
> > because on some platforms it's hard to satisfy the C dependencies.
> those some platfroms are 97% of all dowanloads and success on these
> platforms is the key to overall Haskell success. moreover, asd i
> understand the situation, lack of package manager on Windows was main
> motivation to establish HP - for unicies it's not really required

The motivation was to have a high quality Haskell environment on every
system. That the unicies would all agree on what they provide was
"Haskell". Fixing up Windows was a nice side effect.

-- Don

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