[Haskell] xml-rpc in hugs

Robert Dockins robdockins at fastmail.fm
Fri Sep 8 08:41:16 EDT 2006

On Sep 8, 2006, at 6:30 AM, David Tolpin wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to use xmlrpc module with hugs. The problems are not  
> really related to this particulare module, so the question is here.
> A module generated from the DTD for XML-RPC by HaXml contains  
> import in the following form:
> import Prelude (all, maybe, (++))
> or something like that to avoid name conflicts with types of the  
> same name defined in the module. In Hugs it leads to (:) not being  
> imported into the module. Is there a way to import just (:) from  
> the Prelude?

This one is tricky due to the fact that (:) is very special.  I think  
various Haskell implementations differ on exactly how this is  
handled.  I don't know enough about Hugs to say for sure.

> Is there a way to import all but some symbols from some module?

Yes.  You want the 'hiding' keyword, eg,

import Prelude hiding (foo, bar, baz)

> Is (:) a data constructor?


> David

Rob Dockins

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