[Haskell-cafe] Current status of Mavericks CPP

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 15:23:11 UTC 2014

That experimentation will become much easier in 7.8.3 :-)
Because some patches that decouple cpp from the c compiler should land

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Vincent Hanquez <tab at snarc.org> wrote:

> On 2014-04-16 15:42, Carter Schonwald wrote:
>> I'd like to point out that cpphs is a thing.  And that the near term
>> plans for ghc are likely to lean on cpphs.
>> A huge constraint is that ghc and many other Haskell code bases use cpp,
>> and unless we migrate everything any near term choice will essentially be a
>> Haskell aware cpp.
> I don't think anyone want to remove cpp anyhow in a near term.
> I think this exercise is about offering another preprocessor that would be
> more suited to preprocess haskell (HPP).
> Once ghc (or some standard) add this {-# LANGUAGE HPP #-} feature,
> projects can start migrating to the saner solution in their own time.
> --
> Vincent
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