Proposal: Add System.FilePath to base

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at
Fri Nov 24 12:36:52 EST 2006

Again, see for proposed termiology.  What we currently call "core libs" we propose to rename GHC Boot Packages


| -----Original Message-----
| From: libraries-bounces at [mailto:libraries-bounces at] On Behalf Of Ian Lynagh
| Sent: 24 November 2006 17:24
| To: Neil Mitchell
| Cc: Haskell Libraries
| Subject: Re: Re[2]: Proposal: Add System.FilePath to base
| On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 04:48:36PM +0000, Neil Mitchell wrote:
| >
| > "I propose that this module is added to the set of modules which is
| > guaranteed to be available in every Haskell implementation, and can be
| > used by programs with a simple import statement."
| >
| > Currently that means "is in base".
| For GHC that means "is a core lib"; I'm not sure of the policy for the
| other implementations. Perhaps we should rename that "is a GHC core lib"
| and define a list of global "core libs" (of which "GHC core libs" would
| be a superset) somewhere?
| I haven't looked at the particular library, but have no problem with
| some sort of file path manipulating library to be used by cabal
| Setup.hs's being in the core libs set.
| Thanks
| Ian
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