Ross Paterson ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Wed Jan 31 04:51:38 EST 2007

On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 09:41:27AM +0000, Alistair Bayley wrote:
> >        http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/pkg-list.html
> >
> >We now need more early adopters to add their packages and otherwise try
> >it out.  All comments welcome.
> How do I specify what category(ies) a package should inhabit? I can
> see that the cabal Category: field would be a likely candidate, but
> not all packages in the database have that in their .cabal files, so
> I'm wondering if there's some other mechanism that I haven't found
> yet. There's nothing on the upload page.

Yes, it's the Category field.  It can also contain more than one category,
separated by commas.  There is no agreed list of category names yet.
(If you omit the Category field, there's a kludge using the top levels
of the part of the module hierarchy that you've used.)

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