Haskell Libraries Wishlist

Simon Marlow simonmar at microsoft.com
Wed Oct 13 09:15:17 EDT 2004

On 13 October 2004 14:00, Adrian Hey wrote:

> Seriously though, what do you mean by "GHC-approved". I guess you
> mean distributed with GHC? I thought the major aim of the library
> infrastructure project was to reduce the library bloat of various
> distributions and to de-sync library releases from compiler releases.
> But I dunno, is GHC-approval something library writers should aspire
> to? If so, how do I apply?

No, you shouldn't aspire to be "GHC-approved".  We're not going to be
including any significant new libraries with GHC in the future, the idea
is that you get everything by installing packages (just like Perl &


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