[Haskell-cafe] Could C libraries be part of Haskell Platform?

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Jul 12 16:30:41 EDT 2009

On Jul 12, 2009, at 13:40 , Maurí cio wrote:
> Probably not, but... There are stable and portable libraries
> that implement functionality missing in Haskell. It could be
> nice to be able to list then in a cabal file (using, say,
> pkgconfig-depends) and know for sure that any system with
> Haskell Platform will have then available for use with FFI.
> An example would be sqlite3.

I think we currently address this by including the C libraries with  
the Haskell bindings (e.g. zlib).

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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