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

Markus Läll markus.l2ll at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 16:25:55 CEST 2011

I think it's more of a readability thing, than replacing symbols for fun.

Markus Läll

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Christian Maeder
<Christian.Maeder at dfki.de>wrote:

> 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 code.
> C.
>> 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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