[web-devel] Last call for comments: WAI 0.4

Roel van Dijk vandijk.roel at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 15:31:43 CEST 2011


The UnicodeSyntax extension was already supported by GHC 6.8.1. I just
released a new version of base-unicode-symbols ( which also
works with base-3.0. This means you can now build the package with GHC
6.8.1 and with every newer release.

The base-unicode-symbols package itself is usually an internal
dependency. It is not part of the interface of any of its reverse
dependencies. Because it is a tiny package the build times are
insignificant. On my system a "cabal install base-unicode-symbols"
takes 2 seconds and takes up 300KB of disk space.

To conclude: Whether some package X depends on base-unicode-symbols or
not doesn't matter from the perspective of the users of said package

On 29 March 2011 20:54, Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm sort of shocked by the many dependencies (already via http-types) on
>> blaze-builder, text, case-insensitive and (really unnecessarily) on
>> base-unicode-symbols.
> As far as I am aware, base-unicode-symbols only works on GHC 6.12 and
> above. For Hoogle, which uses WAI, I deliberately try and work on GHC
> version 6.10 as well - GHC 7 is only very just out, and a version
> which is basically functional for most users has only been released in
> the last week - making 6.10 effectively the release before last.
> Excluding 6.10 for good reasons is fine, excluding it for a fairly
> unnecessary dependency makes me sad.
> Thanks, Neil

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