who's maintaining language-c? tis borken on hackage with 7.8 till a new version is pushed

Ian Ross ian at skybluetrades.net
Fri Feb 14 08:27:29 UTC 2014

Benedikt Huber is maintaining language-c -- he's pushed minor changes to
the darcs repo recently, so I'm guessing he could also make a new release.
 I'd be happy to take over maintainership of language-c (I'm doing some
things to c2hs and language-c is one of the main dependencies of that),
though on the understanding that it would just be for minor maintenance

There is a broader question about language-c (
https://github.com/haskell/c2hs/issues/57#issuecomment-27450437): there
have been various requests to support the most recent C standard as well as
C99, which would be a big job, but Geoffrey Mainland has another package (
http://hackage.haskell.org/package/language-c-quote) that supports the
latest standards, although with less analysis than language-c and probably
less extensively tested than language-c (just because it's newer).  Manuel
has suggested that merging the two efforts would be a good idea.  I don't
know how keen Geoffrey would be on that, I don't know how much work it
would be, and I don't know how much work it would be to update the reverse
dependencies of the two existing packages (language-c has 13,
language-c-quote has 2) to use a new merged package.

If we could get some agreement on a way forward, I'd be open to working on
producing a merged language-c and updating c2hs to use the new merged
version as a test case.  (Of course, I don't want to do this in a way that
results in a third C language package that needs to be supported!)



On 14 February 2014 09:10, Carter Schonwald <carter.schonwald at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hey all,
> someone needs to help take over language C maintainer ship, because its
> going to be broken on 7.8 unless someone pushes a sdist'd with a new happy/
> alex to hackage (see https://github.com/haskell/c2hs/issues/64 for an
> example issue)
> I know Anthony and Jason have at points patched language-c for their
> respective needs, so i'm cc'ing em :)
> -Carter
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