[Haskell-cafe] [ANN] random-stream package

Manlio Perillo manlio_perillo at libero.it
Thu Mar 19 10:48:38 EDT 2009

Brent Yorgey ha scritto:
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 11:55:16AM +0100, Manlio Perillo wrote:
>> Note that I have not uploaded it on Hackage, and I do not plan to upload it 
>> in the near future, at least until I will repute the package mature enough.
> I would encourage you to upload it to Hackage regardless of its
> supposed maturity, especially if you want feedback.  I'm not sure why
> you would be hesitant to upload your package; 

Because I'm very strict with my code.
I don't even release my Python packages on http://pypi.python.org/pypi, 
and I'm much more expert in Python ;-).

> Hackage hosts an
> extremely wide range of packages in terms of maturity, and that's a
> good thing.  It also provides a very convenient method (in combination
> with cabal-install) of disseminating libraries.  I am several orders
> of magnitude more likely to try something out if I can just 'cabal
> install foo' than if I have to manually download and unpack a tarball
> myself, and I doubt I am alone in this.

It should be possible to do:
cabal install http://haskell.mperillo.ath.cx/random-stream-0.0.1.tar.gz

It's unfortunate that this is not supported.

Thanks  Manlio

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