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

Geoffrey Mainland mainland at apeiron.net
Fri Feb 14 15:38:00 UTC 2014

I'm interested in merging language-c and language-c-quote, but I don't
really have time to work on it at the moment. The two issues are
performance and functionality; it is not clear to me what would need to
be added to language-c-quote to make it as functional as language-c, and
I don't know how much worse language-c-quote performs. Regardless, I
think the chances of making language-c-quote API compatible with
language-c are approximately nil.


On 02/14/2014 03:27 AM, Ian Ross wrote:
> 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 tasks.
> 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!)
> Cheers,
> Ian.
> On 14 February 2014 09:10, Carter Schonwald
> <carter.schonwald at gmail.com <mailto: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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