Proposal: deepseq should not depend on containers

Henning Thielemann lemming at
Wed Dec 29 13:10:26 CET 2010

On Tue, 28 Dec 2010, Johan Tibell wrote:

> 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.

I also think that 'deepseq' is lower level than 'containers' (and 'array') 
and thus 'containers' (and 'array') should depend on 'deepseq'.

Should 'deepseq' become a boot package of GHC? I wouldn't be too worried 
about it, since 'seq' is even in 'base'.

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