[Hugs-users] Re: [Haskell] xml-rpc in hugs

Ross Paterson ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Fri Sep 8 06:57:16 EDT 2006

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On Fri, Sep 08, 2006 at 03:30:11PM +0500, David Tolpin wrote:
> 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? Is there a way  
> to import all but some symbols from some module? Is (:) a data constructor?

The (:) thing is a documented bug in Hugs: it should be special, but
Hugs incorrectly treats it like a user-defined data constructor name.
To make it also work with Hugs, you have to use the alternative form

	import Prelude hiding (various, conflicting, names)

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