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

John Lato jwlato at gmail.com
Sat Feb 15 20:55:18 UTC 2014


Yes I am aware of that. But iirc there was some functionality I wanted that
was not in language-c-quote (probably related to headers? )  But that was a
while ago, so it may work now. I no longer do much work on osx though, so
it's a low priority for me.

Cheers, John
On Feb 14, 2014 7:49 PM, "Manuel M T Chakravarty" <chak at cse.unsw.edu.au>

> John,
> You may be aware of this already, but I did at support for Objective-C to
> language-c-quote.
> Manuel
> John Lato <jwlato at gmail.com>:
> On Feb 14, 2014 8:38 AM, "Anthony Cowley" <acowley at seas.upenn.edu> wrote:
> >
> > On Friday, February 14, 2014, 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
> >
> >
> > To clarify the situation for anyone who wants to take up the language-c
> mantle, I have a fork at  https://github.com/acowley/language-c that lets
> one use c2hs on OS X Mavericks, in particular for OpenCL and OpenGL. You
> will probably find evidence of me reporting and talking about this issue in
> various places; I never got any response from anyone, but sensed a healthy
> amount of Won't Fix in the air.
> >
> > A more popular fix has been to #define hacks for individual package
> build systems, but this is crazy as it means the hack has to be replicated
> everywhere. If c2hs is absolutely necessary, then its use of language-c
> should be reconsidered. All I did was hack the language-c parser to be more
> liberal in the attributes it accepts. I have no reason to believe that my
> changes are correct, but it is apparent that nobody is using these parse
> results: we just need the parser to not error out.
> >
> > TL;DR: Long term, language-c should have a stripped down mode of
> operation that better fits c2hs's needs. Short term, my language-c fork
> seems to work on OS X, but I haven't tested much elsewhere.
> Another option is language-objective-c, which started as a fork of
> language-c, supports nearly everything language-c does, and I'm still
> actively maintaining it.  Unfortunately I don't have the resources to test
> it on newer osx versions, so I'd appreciate if somebody else could give it
> a try (I'll need to push a new version for 7.8 though).
> John L
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