[Haskell-cafe] GLFW/GLFW-b ambiguity
christiaan.baaij at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 10:47:42 UTC 2013
I can't comment on good coding practices, I only know that some people don't like the PackageImports extension of GHC.
GLFW-b and GLFW are both simple wrapper around the C-library as far as I know, so you can use them together.
Just be careful with your version of GLFW-b, the latest releases are based on the 3.* version of the C-library; while the GLFW package uses version 2.7.* of the C-library.
On Dec 12, 2013, at 10:55 AM, Vlad Lopatin <madjestic13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Christiaan
> Does it mean that GLFW-b and GLFW (haskell package) are not meant to be used together?
> I like some GLFW-b functionality, but I also like to be able to call some of GLFW haskell package functions. If I try to import GLFW-b and GLFW at the same time - I get the 'ambigous name' error. Is there a recommendation for a good coding practice here?
> On 12 December 2013 10:35, Christiaan Baaij <christiaan.baaij at gmail.com> wrote:
> The GLFW and GLFW-b package on hackage are _both_ wrappers around the C-library GLFW.
> So, GLFW-b "extends" the GLFW C-library, _not_ the GLFW haskell package.
> Hope everything is clear now.
> -- Christiaan
> On Dec 12, 2013, at 9:42 AM, Vlad Lopatin <madjestic13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> > I am messing with OpenGL and here's the question:
> > GLFW-b is supposed to be based on GLFW and extend it. How come GLFW-b naming is ambiguous with GLFW? GLFW-b main module is named the same as GLFW (import Graphics.UI.GLFW), making it necessary to hide one of the libraries via ghc-pkg hide, or to use a language extension in order to solve ambiguity. I am tempted to consider it a bug, unless somebody knows a good reason for it to be called a feature.
> > Am I missing something?
> > Regards,
> > Vladimir
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