[Haskell-cafe] Deprecated packages on Hackage?

Ross Paterson ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Mon Jun 8 19:41:46 EDT 2009

On Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 08:54:17AM +1000, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> Is there a way to list all the deprecated packages on hackage?

Not unless you have an account on that machine.  They're hiding, because
their maintainers wanted them withdrawn.

> Finally, if a package is deprecated it might be usefult to have
> a reason as well so the hackage entry might say:
>    Deprecated : true (replaced by package XXX)
> or
>    Deprecated : true (needs maintainer)

The former exists, and is used by the following:

    http-shed -> httpd-shed
    ieee754-parser -> data-binary-ieee754
    Thingie -> Hieroglyph

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