transformers versus mtl
ganesh.sittampalam at credit-suisse.com
Sun Mar 22 17:23:27 EDT 2009
Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
> On 2009 Mar 22, at 2:31, Sittampalam, Ganesh wrote:
>> Henning Thielemann wrote:
>>> I don't like people forcing this way, as I for myself could spend my
>>> whole life keeping my Haskell libraries up-to-date without adding
>>> any feature or fixing any bug. I think, mtl should be removed from
>>> extralibs, but it should not be upgraded in an incompatible way. We
>>> would break packages, not more.
>> I think that after the relative chaos of the base 2 -> base 3
>> upgrade, the general policy nowadays is to minimise disruption when
>> changing things. Completely removing a package from extralibs seems
>> quite disruptive to me.
> But the ultimate objective is for all of extralibs to go away in
> favor of the Haskell Platform, isn't it? That will assuredly be
At that point the recommended installation route will be of the
not of "just GHC". The first Platform release will be precisely
+ cabal-install + deps, so there won't be any disruption assuming that
people follow that recommendation.
> but the current situation is arguably even more
> disruptive because random packages are forced to update when ghc
> development leads to an update.
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