Re: ∀lib: Debian(lib) >= Platform(lib)
> Am Dienstag, den 18.08.2009, 11:24 +0200 schrieb Ketil Malde:
> > email@example.com (Trent W. Buck) writes:
> > >> I think it is important there be a single apt command to get
> > >> "Haskell".
> > > Why?
> > I think it is important to point out that the Haskell platform
> > metapackage is for developers, rather than users.
> > The Haskell platform has the benefit of:
> > a) providing a developer with a reasonably complete environment with
> > libraries for a range of applications.
> > c) helping developers to select which library to use for specific
> > functionality.
> > b) encouraging developers to stick to this set of libraries (and
> > versions), minimizing the set of dependencies for a large set of
> > applications, and making it more likely that a program will be
> > portable between platforms.
> this is an interesting opinion. I was under the impression that the
> platform was aiming for the user that wants to compile software not
> provided by his distribution.
The platfrom has multiple benefits:
* users can easily build Haskell software
* developers can write against a standard set of libraries