Cabal vs Haskell [sic]
droundy at abridgegame.org
Tue Apr 26 07:15:06 EDT 2005
On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 11:54:45PM -0400, S. Alexander Jacobson wrote:
> Me: My fundamental point here is that the meaning of code shouldn't
> change depending on the location where it is interpreted. [...]
> Concretely, the meaning of "import Data.List" in a haskell module
> shouldn't depend on whether the module is on my computer or yours.
But that has *never* been true. The meaning of import Data.List has always
depended on which version of which compiler you've got. And the meaning of
an import of a non-standard module (i.e. not included with the compiler)
even moreso depends on which versions of that module you have installed,
and which compiler flags you use.
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