[Hs-Generics] Developing SYB, packaging issues

José Pedro Magalhães jpm at cs.uu.nl
Wed Aug 20 08:23:41 EDT 2008


I understand that with the proposed base package breakup [1], SYB will be
moved to a separate package. But I still don't know how this will reflect on
the development of the library. In particular:

1) Where is the source code going to be hosted? Here in Utrecht we currently
have a repository with several (cabalized) generic programming libraries,
SYB included. But maybe SYB will stay in the same repository as GHC?
2) Can development proceed independently of GHC, i.e. can a new version of
SYB be released without a new version of GHC?
3) How does the separation affect the automatic instance deriving mechanism?


[1] http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/1338

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 19:40, Ian Lynagh <igloo at earth.li> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 04:46:50PM +0200, Sean Leather wrote:
> >
> > I think SYB should be extracted from 'base' into a package.
> I'll be sending a message about this soon.
> Thanks
> Ian
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