base libraries

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Fri Nov 24 12:08:17 EST 2006

On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 03:35:49AM +0300, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> for a way to include their libs in every ghc distro, don't find other
> solution except for including them in Base lib. moreover, while Simon &
> Ian argued against inclusion of these very useful libs in base libs
> set, they don't have anything against inclusion of the same code in
> Base lib 

FWIW I don't think bytestring should have gone into base either. There's
no advantage to adding it before we have something in base that actually
needs it.

> in particular, my hottest hope is that ghc 6.6.1 will be shipped with
> fps 0.8 as separate library that will provide both backward
> compatibility with 6.6 and will allow to upgrade fps without recompiling
> ghc itself :D

I agree with the others that, now that we have done it, we should stick
with it for the 6.6 branch, though.


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