prelude-compat, prelude2010

Henning Thielemann lemming at
Sat Apr 16 18:28:14 UTC 2016

On Sat, 2 Jan 2016, Henning Thielemann wrote:

> Here is my attempt to make packages compile with GHC-7.10 and older compilers 
> without warnings:

I have now uploaded the packages to

> The idea is that prelude2010:Prelude maintains the export list of 
> haskell2010:Prelude such that you are saved both from identifier conflicts 
> and warnings about redundant imports of Data.Foldable etc.

The prelude-compat package provides the old Prelude as module named 
Prelude2010. This package is needed as an intermediate step but it is 
useful of its own. It does not cause any module name conflict thus I even 
recommend its use over prelude2010.

Use of the prelude2010 is simpler for the package maintainer but more 
obtrusive to the package user. It is very likely that users get 
prelude2010 installed as a deep dependency of a package and then are no 
longer able to run GHCi due to the conflicting Prelude modules. They first 
have to figure out that the prelude2010 package is the problem and they 
must hide prelude2010 (or base) in order to resolve the conflict.

Additionally, prelude2010 depends on base-noprelude which requires brand 
new Cabal-1.24.

I still think these packages provide only a work-around and the real 
solution would be to make the base package independent from GHC.

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