[Haskell-cafe] Conditional compilation for different versions of GHC?

John Meacham john at repetae.net
Mon Dec 13 23:46:52 CET 2010

A better plan would be to start depending on 'haskell2010' or
'haskell98' and get rid of explicit dependencies on 'base' altogether.
Since those are standardized between compilers.


On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 6:59 PM, Brandon S Allbery KF8NH
<allbery at ece.cmu.edu> wrote:
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> On 12/7/10 06:00 , Henning Thielemann wrote:
>> Brandon S Allbery KF8NH wrote:
>>> Since the base package is (with good reason) part of the compiler, anyone
>>> smart enough to get that to work is smart enough to edit the cabal file.
>> There are good reasons for not only bundling 'ghc' package with GHC, but
>> 'base', too? I assumed it is intended to untangle 'base' and GHC in future,
>> such that 'base' can be used with JHC, UHC, Hugs.
> I seem to recall that the logistics of that change have been proving a bit
> difficult in practice, and as such it's probably not going to happen very soon.
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