Libraries Digest, Vol 87, Issue 16

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Tue Nov 9 12:12:37 EST 2010

On 9 November 2010 10:40, John Lato <jwlato at> wrote:
>> On the other hand, on those systems people would get all packages
>> (libraries and programs) required by the Haskell platform, plus
>> some additional ones. Wouldn't hurt too much, IMHO (allthough it
>> feels a little bit wrong if the platform would contain programs
>> that can't be built with only the platform).
> I think this was exactly the situation rationale 8.5 means to avoid.
> I do think it would be technically possible to make this work, but only by
> greatly increasing the maintenance cost for HP (I underestimated this cost
> originally).  It's probably not a good trade-off.

> If cabal supported something like run-time-specified repos it would be much simpler.

What sort of thing are you thinking of here?


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