Growing Haskell Platform

Roman Cheplyaka roma at
Fri Dec 7 09:17:21 CET 2012

* Mark Lentczner <mark.lentczner at> [2012-12-06 23:24:41-0800]
> In my Haskell Implementors 2012 talk Haskell Platform: Field Report and
> Future Goals, I called for an expansion of the content of the platform to
> bring it up to par with what other programming language platforms provide.
> Please see my blog post today:
> Where I outline what is missing, and call for a ramp up in our efforts to
> grow the platform.

Couple of thoughts:

1. file utils

   I would suggest filemanip [1]. It has good coverage and sane API.
   Last time I looked, there were no good alternatives to it on hackage.


2. test framework

   I have mixed feelings here. On the one hand, it would be good to have
   one in the platform. On the other hand, we're seeing some competition
   in this area (the main competitors being test-framework, HTF and
   hspec), and including one of them into the platform would give it
   advantage on the market and might discourage development of its


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