vector for DPH
simonpj at microsoft.com
Wed Sep 22 03:26:48 EDT 2010
| * Release 7.0 including DPH using the new library that is based on
OK let's do that then.
Roman: the consequence is that pushing your patches is now very urgent. Ian is going to start making the release candidate in 24 hrs or so.
| I think using a different package name is a reasonable compromise.
| Personally, I think "dph-vector" or "ghc-vector" would be sufficiently
| explicit to show that it is not a HP sanctioned package, but I could live
| with something slightly more obscure, too.
I really wonder whether it's worth the bother. (And I'm sure there will be bother, as we apply bug-fixes to 'vector' that must be propagated to 'dph-vector'.)
Yes, the 'vector' package will be installed, but it'll be hidden. Yes a Cabal package that depends on 'vector' would install without downloading and installing 'vector'; but is that so bad?
I think we are making a bit of a mountain out of a mole hill here. It's not even as if 'vector' was in a terrible state; we intend to kick off the HP process for it shortly, so it soon will be a HP package.
I suggest that it might be simpler just to let sleeping dogs lie and do what we did with GHC 6.12; ie ship with GHC but as a hidden package.
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