[Haskell-cafe] [ANNOUNCE] hashable-generics
Herbert Valerio Riedel
hvr at gnu.org
Tue Nov 6 12:31:11 CET 2012
Clark Gaebel <cgaebel at uwaterloo.ca> writes:
> 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)?
I was under the impression that the haskell platform, albeit currently
bundling GHC, aims for portability, as in  its required that a
| * Compile on all operating systems and compilers that the platform targets. [rationale-8.4]
and in  there's a (somewhat weaker) mention of portability as well:
| *Portability*. Good code is portable. In particular, try to ensure the
| code runs in Hugs and GHC, and on Windows and Linux.
Maybe Hugs is a bit too outdated/unmaintained, but on the other hand
maybe JHC and UHC compatibility should be aimed for instead these days
for core packages?
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