Adding System.FilePath

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Tue Mar 27 09:52:46 EDT 2007

Ian Lynagh wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 04:24:21PM +0000, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
>> "Neil Mitchell" <ndmitchell at> wrote:
>>> So can I suggest that the people objecting to inclusion in base:
>>> 1) Write the code that adds filepath as a core library, update build
>>> scripts for nhc/ghc/hugs, talk to everyone and gather agreement to
>>> include the filepath library always,
>> OK, I have added the filepath package to the default builds of nhc98,
>> and agree to distribute it in all future versions of the compiler.
> I'm happy to do the work for adding it to GHC, but I'll need to talk to
> SimonM when he returns about the details first: It would make sense to
> either do the switch to building with cabal in 6.8 first (thus avoiding
> needing to add it the Makefile way), or to do it the Makefile way and
> also put it into 6.6.1 (which obviously has the advantage that it's
> available RSN by default with GHC; I don't think there's an interface
> issue here as it's a separate package, but I'd like to get Simon's input
> first!).

This hasn't come up before, but I don't see any reason why we shouldn't add to 
the set of core-packages we ship in a minor patchlevel release.


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