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

Christian Maeder Christian.Maeder at dfki.de
Wed Mar 30 15:56:08 CEST 2011

Am 30.03.2011 15:31, schrieb Roel van Dijk:
> Hi,
> 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
> X.

Still such toy stuff does not belong into production code and is 
possibly just a stupid burden for other tools processing haskell source 


> 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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