time library dependencies

Ashley Yakeley ashley at semantic.org
Tue Jun 2 13:42:24 EDT 2009

Ashley Yakeley wrote:
> Malcolm Wallace wrote:
>> OK, I object to the proposed change.  The time library is pretty core,
>> and should continue to be buildable by compilers and interpreters other
>> than GHC.  This does not necessarily mean it must be strictly H'98
>> compliant, but that would be a good approximation of the common
>> language.
> What is that "good approximation"?
> These are the options:

I forgot, time already requires CPP...

1. time to require Haskell 98 + FFI + CPP + Rank2Types, include Data 

2. time to require Haskell 98 + FFI + CPP, content depends on compiler

3. time to require Haskell 98 + FFI + CPP, a time-extras package with 
orphan Data instances

Ashley Yakeley

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