patch applied (packages/regex-base):
Make setupscriptcompileagain after recent Cabal changes
simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 09:03:56 EDT 2007
Claus Reinke wrote:
> but then, the draft hierarchical module spec didn't say much
> beyond "the names may now have dots". perhaps
> module Main where import Data.Time main = print =<< getCurrentTime
> module Main where import Data(module Time)
> main = print =<< Time.getCurrentTime
> are really meant to be equivalent?
The second example isn't syntactically correct. What are you getting at here?
FWIW, there was a proposal to add a package qualifier to import
declarations, but it wasn't unanimously viewed as the right thing at the
time (check the libraries at haskell.org archives). Same goes for the various
"grafting"/"mounting" proposals - we just haven't seen a proposal that has
the right power to weight ratio. Meanwhile, the current package system
seems to be scaling quite nicely, thank you.
We do intend, I think, to allow packages to re-export modules, it just
needs to be implemented. (I see it as a missing feature, rather than a bug
or a "design flaw", though).
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