FW: First Attempt at Crypto Library

Malcolm Wallace Malcolm.Wallace@cs.york.ac.uk
Tue, 22 Apr 2003 13:47:36 +0100

"Simon Marlow" <simonmar@microsoft.com> writes:

> We've suggested[1] that what the community as a whole needs is
> an independently-maintained library infrastructure that supports
> building and packaging libraries in a system- and compiler-independent
> way.  This is a BIG undertaking, which we don't have the time to tackle.
> So far no-one has stepped up to the plate (with the possible exception
> of Henrik Nilsson who recently distributed some code which takes an
> initial stab at the problem).

I don't know whether I mentioned it in the original thread, but
the build/installation stuff for HaXml is pretty lightweight,
and system/compiler independent in as far as it supports either
ghc or nhc98 (no hugs yet I'm afraid).  It might therefore make a
good starting point for other independent packages.  However, much
as I would like to look into generalising this framework for more
widespread use, I don't think I really have the time...


> [1]
> http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/glasgow-haskell-users/2002-November/004322.html