patch applied (packages/containers): Remove the rest of base to leave a "containers" package

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at
Sat Aug 4 11:14:09 EDT 2007

Hello Duncan,

Saturday, August 4, 2007, 5:44:24 PM, you wrote:

> I'd certainly argue for this too, the classes should be lower down the
> package tree than the instances, otherwise it discourages people from
> making their data types instances of these useful classes.

> Same argument applies to deriving generics support; that now requires
> depending on the generic package, even if it's no functions from it are
> used.

"lower down" - ok, but not in base if possible. base can't be upgraded
without upgrading ghc and anything contained here is almost dead for
timely improvements

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at

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