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

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Jul 12 20:06:28 EDT 2009

On Jul 12, 2009, at 19:38 , Maurí cio wrote:
> That, of course, would be the goal. Today, it's disappointing to
> write bindings, since Hackage won't build them properly (since
> the libraries are not installed on hackage. Of course, for
> simple packages like zlib or sqlite3 you have the alternative of
> including them with your code). If good C libraries were available
> in HP, bindings would flourish.

This isn't clear to me; in general you only need to bind them once and  
then they're available in Haskell.  Why not include the library with  
its bindings?

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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