Proposal: splitting the network package

Milan Straka fox at
Tue Jan 8 10:14:16 CET 2013

> -----Original message-----
> From: Kazu Yamamoto <kazu at>
> Sent: 8 Jan 2013, 15:30
> Hello,
> The network package contains both socket modules and a URI
> module. They are in different level. Since new features are actively
> added to the socket modules, we may want to install a new network
> package even though Haskell Platform includes it. However, the
> Network.URI module depends on Parsec which depends on the text
> package. This sometimes causes dependency hell.
> I would like to propose to split the network package into:
> - new network package which contains socket modules only
> - network-uri package which contains Network.URI only
> Example implementations are available:
> Note that they keep necessary commit history.
> In HP, only "HTTP" and "cgi" depends on "network" and they use
> "Network.URI". They can be compiled by just adding "network-uri" as
> dependency.  Also, "http-conduit" uses "Network.URI". This can also be
> compiled by adding "network-uri".
> For more information, please refer to:


Milan Straka

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