request for HUnit in hierarchical libs?

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Wed Mar 24 17:34:38 EST 2004

> I'd like to make a request that the HUnit testing framework be
> converted to a 'package' in the hierarchical libraries, to make for
> easier installation and use.  If it could be added to the fptools
> repository, and so be distributed with new releases of ghc, Hugs,
> and nhc98, so much the better, but a separate distribution would be
> fine as well.  The current distribution appears to be two years old,
> so I'm guessing it is pretty stable.  I know it has several 
> keen users,
> and making it more readily accessible would be a good goal.

Sure, hoick it on over.

We'll ship it with GHC and build it by default if it has an active
maintainer with CVS access.

When the library infrastructure project comes to fruition, I'd like to
see us split some of these packages off into separate shippable
entities, but for the time being bundling with compilers is fine.

> [
>   For folks on the libraries list, I would also like to recommend
>   that the existing 'QuickCheck' package move from its 
> current location
>   in 'Debug.QuickCheck' to 'Test.QuickCheck', which is more 
> descriptive
>   of its actual use.
> ]

No objections here.  Leave Debug.QuickCheck as an indirection for a
while, marked deprecated.


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