[Haskell-cafe] [ANNOUNCE] hashable-generics

Clark Gaebel cgaebel at uwaterloo.ca
Mon Nov 5 00:36:59 CET 2012

How would the ghc-dependance affect hashable's inclusion in the haskell
platform? Doesn't the haskell platform ship only a recent version of ghc
(i.e. one with support for generics)?

  - Clark
On Nov 4, 2012 6:00 PM, "Herbert Valerio Riedel" <hvr at gnu.org> wrote:

> Clark Gaebel <cgaebel at uwaterloo.ca> writes:
> > @dag:
> >
> > I would love for this to be merged into Data.Hashable, and I think it
> would
> > make a lot of people's lives easier, and prevent them from writing bad
> hash
> > functions accidentally.
> Jfyi, a discussion came up when I posted a proposal to add a
> generics-based NFData deriver to the 'deepseq' package, with the result
> that the generics-based code was put in the separate `deepseq-generics`
> package:
>  http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.haskell.libraries/17940
> ...and since there's plan (iirc) to bring the 'hashable' package into
> the haskell-platform, some of the arguments brought up in that thread
> with respect to the 'deepseq' package might apply here as well.
> cheers,
> hvr
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