[Haskell] base libraries

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Fri Nov 24 09:33:02 EST 2006

Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Hello Simon,
> Friday, November 24, 2006, 2:09:05 PM, you wrote:
>>Yes there's no reason that we actually have to *install* these packages too, but
>>it seems silly not to, since we just built them.  It would be more trouble to
>>arrange that we didn't install them, I guess.
> for me the problem is not that you include these packages - i like
> them all (except for ghc-library). the problem is that you don;t want
> to make guarantees that anything else will be available with *every*
> haskell installation.

What makes you think we don't want that?  We (the GHC developers) are very 
supportive of the idea of having a consistent set of packages provided by 
default (whatever that means) across different compilers and platforms.


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