[jhc] almost to 0.8.0 - feedback welcome

Henning Thielemann jhc at henning-thielemann.de
Tue Feb 7 13:54:37 CET 2012

On Tue, 7 Feb 2012, John Meacham wrote:

> Yeah, I discovered that bug too. Not sure what exactly introduced it but i 
> was
> messing with the renamer. I temporarily disblede utility-ht until I get a
> chance to look at it again.

I am innocent.

> Well, it isn't really base 1.0, it has no relation to the hackage/ghc version
> other than the unfortunate shared name and the fact they implement similar
> things which can be confusing. There is no correspondence between the version
> numbers but it does support many of the interfaces that newer versions of 
> ghcs
> base has, so you can generally compile cabal projects by simply deleting 
> their
> build-depends and letting jhc loose on it.

For me a package that tracks the various simple additions to Data.List and 
Control.Monad, while omitting more complicated stuff like concurrency, would be 
nice. I would really like to write packages that can be compiled on both GHC 
and JHC without cabal switches.

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