base vs haskell98
ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Wed Feb 2 10:54:36 EST 2005
On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 03:39:43PM +0000, Malcolm Wallace wrote:
> I recently noticed something strange about the base and haskell98
> library packages. The modules "Prelude" and "Numeric" seem to be
> in the base package, whereas I would have expected to see them in
> the haskell98 package. Is there a good reason why they are in the
> "wrong" place? And if so, should this be documented somewhere?
Prelude has to be in base; otherwise the haskell98 package wouldn't
be optional. Perhaps Numeric could move if the names it exports were
split between Test.Show, Text.Read and Data.Ratio. I think that Foreign
doesn't belong in base either, but people find it so convenient.
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