Replacing Network.CGI with NewCGI

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Tue Aug 22 08:01:35 EDT 2006

Bjorn Bringert wrote:
> On Aug 11, 2006, at 5:18 PM, Simon Marlow wrote:
>> Bjorn Bringert wrote:
>>> Any users of Network.CGI here?
>>> I would like to propose replacing the current Network.CGI module  
>>> with  what is now known as Network.NewCGI [2]. This has been  
>>> mentioned  briefly before [1]. The new module is backwards  
>>> compatible with the  old one (except for the export of  
>>> Text.Html.Html, which is now  Text.XHtml.Html).
>>> Here is what I would like to do:
>>> - Remove Network.CGI from the network package.
>>> - Change the name of Network.NewCGI to Network.CGI
>>> - Add the cgi package to
>>> - Add the xhtml package [3] to   
>>> This is needed since the cgi package uses it to generate error pages.
>>> Any comments, suggestions, or objections?
>> Bjorn - any progress on this?  If you do it in the next week, we  
>> could get it into GHC 6.6.  If not, I still intend to separate out  
>> CGI from the network package so that it can be more easily replaced  
>> by your version.
> Since there haven't been any objections, I plan to go ahead with this  
> early next week.
> Should I switch versioning scheme for the packages that I add? My  
> existing packages use date-based version numbers, whereas all  packages 
> bundled with GHC seem to use a major.minor[.patchlevel] scheme.

Your version numbers are ok, the only requirement is that version ordering is 
defined lexicographically, so a reversed date is fine (2006.8.22).


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