[nhc-users] hmake 3.09
Malcolm.Wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Fri Nov 19 06:10:20 EST 2004
> I happened to notice a new release of hmake was out - thanks for doing
Well, it is packaged, and so is cpphs-0.8, but they are not yet
announced properly. I was hoping to announce refreshed releases of
hmake, cpphs, and nhc98 all at the same time, but unfortunately the
Cygwin build of nhc98 is currently seg-faulting about 50% of the time,
hence only the other two tools have managed to make it out so far.
> However, unfortunately it seems that the patch I sent here:
> didn't make it into CVS :-( I've attached the patch for 3.09 (it has
> a few other small tweaks I made too).
I must apologise. I do have a stack of suggestions for improvements
to hmake in my inbox, but have not really had the time to review
or implement them properly. As a consequence I omitted them all
(except bugfixes) from the new release. However this overlooked the
fact that your contribution wasn't just an idea, but came with actual
code (and I presume it is pretty well tested too), so it would have
been easy to incorporate. Sorry. Once I can get nhc98 out the door,
I'll commit your contribution to CVS.
> In src/hmake/Imports.hs does "stringgap (c:cs) = stringgap cs"
> deliberately not check isSpace c? Hmm, there's no  case either.
Is it unreasonable to assume that the Haskell file is syntactically
correct? I suppose for robustness of hmake, we should at least have
the  case, but I don't know what the right thing to do is if the
gap contains non-white characters - currently it ignores them, but
it could throw an error.
> There is a docs/hmake/.#index.html.1.30 in the tarball - it looks like
> you have lost the change of hi copyright from 2000 to 2000-2003.
Thanks for the very thorough review! And thanks too for your work,
not just on packaging haskell tools for debian, but on active feature
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