WARNING: package dependencies

Daan Leijen daan at cs.uu.nl
Tue May 10 06:21:12 EDT 2005

Simon Marlow wrote:

>On 10 May 2005 11:11, Daan Leijen wrote:
>>Simon Marlow wrote:
>>> 1. Package builders should be careful about dependencies.  Don't
>>>    depend on any non-hierarchical packages from an exposed package.
>>>    Daan - can you fix wxHaskell?
>>Yes, I probably can -- I guess it is time to move forward and forget
>>about compatability with older ghc's (< 6.2.2)
>>However, I don't really understand what is wrong and what to fix :-)
>>(should I remove -package util and qualify explicitly in the code?)
>>I can probably figure it out from the docs but maybe it would help
>>if someone could add some "simple guidelines for package writers"
>>documentation that would tell concretely what is good practice
>>(and what is bad practice).
>Depending on any hslibs package is bad practice.  Ok? :-)
Ah, I see now that "util" is no longer part of the documented standard 
Ok. That is really easy to fix.

-- Daan.

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