Proposal: deepseq should not depend on containers

Alexander Dunlap alexander.dunlap at
Tue Dec 28 23:03:29 CET 2010

2010/12/28 Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at>:
> Ticket:
> Copy of proposal:
> The  deepseq package depends on the  containers package. This forces
> all packages that want to depend on deepseq in order to provide a
> NFData instance for exported types, to also depend on containers.
> Proposal, have containers depend on deepseq, not the other way around,
> and define the NFData instances for the types in the containers
> package, in the containers package.
> Discussion deadline: 2 weeks.
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It seems like a huge number of packages depend on containers, and
almost everyone seems to have it installed anyway, so I don't see what
we gain by removing the dependency on containers.


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