Packages in GHC 6.6

Henning Thielemann lemming at
Thu Aug 24 06:19:45 EDT 2006

On Tue, 22 Aug 2006, Simon Marlow wrote:

>  - A source tree can optionally be populated with more packages,
>    which will be included in the build as normal.  At the moment,
>    the only packages you can add in this way are:
>      ALUT, HGL, HUnit, OpenAL, OpenGL, QuickCheck, X11, cgi,
>      fgl, haskell-src, html, mtl, network, parsec, time, xhtml
>    because we're still using GHC's build system to build packages
>    rather than Cabal.  When we switch to using Cabal to build
>    packages inside a GHC build, then it will be possible to populate
>    the tree with any Cabal package.  
>    Possibly we could also distribution an "extra libs" source
>    bundle containing these packages.

Just a question: Will it still be possible to have an Haddock index of
_all_ installed libraries without hassle? I know haddock supports this,
but how easy will it be to achieve that?

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