Haskell Platform Proposal: add the 'text' library

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Mon Oct 4 17:35:43 EDT 2010

> On Mon, Oct 04, 2010 at 01:59:55PM -0400, Johan Tibell wrote:
> > 
> > I've updated the list of open issues.
> Thanks!
> >  1. The text-icu package is not part of this proposal, as adding it
> > would make the platform depend on the ICU C library.
> FWIW, I think it was me who raised that, and the answer satisfied me.
> > Please be mindful of Bryan's time and try to balance the amount of
> > work needed to the value of a particular API change.
> As a general process point, surely we should just work out what API
> changes we think should be made, and if the maintainer/developers can't
> make them in time for the next HP release then the package can go into
> the following one?

Or: we put it in, and the next major rev includes those changes. The key
thing is the changes are documented. Until all of the HP is at the same
high level, we may need to make some tradefoffs to move faster.

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