Hiya, On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 02:37:54PM +0100, Joachim Breitner wrote:
Hi Iain, Am Samstag, den 30.01.2010, 11:04 +0000 schrieb Iain Lane:Package: wnpp Severity: wishlist Owner: Iain Lane <email@example.com> * Package name : haskell-qio Version : 1.0 Upstream Author : Alexander S. Green <firstname.lastname@example.org> * URL : http://hackage.haskell.org/package/QIO * License : BSD Programming Lang: Haskell Description : a language for defining quantum computations This package provides the documentation for a library for the Haskell programming language. See http://www.haskell.org/ for more information on Haskell. . The Quantum IO Monad is a library for defining quantum computations in Haskellthe usual question: Why is this hackage package suitable for inclusion in Debian (relevancy, support, maturity, usage)?
It is a research library, that is true enough. It is also true that the library will probably never have any reverse dependencies. I would like to see Debian grow as a platform for PL research (this is also one of the reasons behind my packaging of Agda, which is also a research language).
It is not true that the library is unsupported, either by upstream or by me as Debian maintainer.
I am packaging to aid with my own teaching and research. If others find this useful, then that is great. I considered the risks of the package becoming broken or unmaintained to be low enough that it is worth including. If it emerges that it is best to remove at some point in the future, I am not going to stop that.
I don't know if that is good enough for you. Iain
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