What's the future of the haskellYYYY packages?

Bas van Dijk v.dijk.bas at gmail.com
Fri Nov 11 18:00:51 CET 2011

On 11 November 2011 17:50, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also, the more copying you do, the less it becomes possible to have a
> program that consists of a combination of haskell2010 modules and modules
> that import the base package.  Essentially it becomes impossible to have
> libraries written in pure Haskell 2010.  Again, I don't know how much we
> care about that.

What is the purpose of haskellYYYY if it becomes impossible to combine
(either directly or indirectly) base and haskellYYYY?

Is it just so that book authors can base their books on a stable API?
If so, why can't they just base their books on some version of base
exploiting the PVP?



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