FW: Library infrastructure

Isaac Jones ijones@syntaxpolice.org
23 Apr 2003 22:18:39 -0400

"Dominic Steinitz" <dominic.steinitz@blueyonder.co.uk> writes:

> I'm not clear what happens at the moment. I had naively assumed that
> having created my library that it would be put into the ghc cvs
> repository and would then be available in the same way other
> libraries are when you install ghc.  ...(snip)...

I think this kind of question is exactly what SimonPJ is worried about
when he says:

> The difficulty is that it is currently not obvious what Joe
> Programmer should do to contribute a library to the community.
> ...

I also agree that this is a topic of the greatest importance for the
community.  See my previous comments about building Debian packages.

To organize our thoughts and comments, I've added a page to the wiki
(which you can contribute to and alter by clicking "Edit page" at the
bottom): http://haskell.org/hawiki/LibraryInfrastructure

I'm starting to think that it needs to be broken up into more pages,
but we'll see what you do with it.  I already added some comments from
this thread to get us going.