FW: Library infrastructure

Henrik Nilsson nilsson@cs.yale.edu
Thu, 24 Apr 2003 10:00:51 -0400


Malcolm Wallace wrote:

> You are probably already requiring the end user to install a Haskell
> compiler/interpreter, a C/Java compiler, and a documentation tool
> (LaTeX, Haddock, DocBook, whatever).

Yes, one tool/library more or less to install is not going to make much of a
difference, I suppose.

> At the moment, indeed you need to change the sources.  However, I have
> been playing for a long time with the idea of detecting/configuring
> pre-processors externally in much the same way that compilers are
> currently detected/configured.  I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard.
> If there is enough demand I'll probably do it.

That sounds like a good idea to me! In particular if it is easy to do.

Best regards,


Henrik Nilsson
Yale University
Department of Computer Science