GHC-specific package(s)?

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Mon Nov 10 10:42:08 EST 2003

> How about a package (or packages) for modules that support 
> experimental
> GHC-only language features, like Generics (currently in base) and
> Template Haskell (currently in haskell-src)?  This would make 
> it easier
> for other implementations to ignore them (they do tend to move around
> a bit) and also present a distinction in the library documentation.
> (It might even speed up the GHC build a tad, because you 
> don't need the
> rest of haskell-src for stage1.)

Sure, I'm happy for these to move out to separate packages.  Either a
single package ('ghcexts'?) or two packages ('th', 'generics') would be
fine.  I think I slightly prefer the latter.


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