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Re: [Haskell] Haskell Weekly News: Issue 156 - October 27, 2010

Am Samstag, den 30.10.2010, 22:02 +0100 schrieb Iain Lane: 
> Hi Wolfgang,
> On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 09:46:21PM +0200, Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:
> > […]
> > Hello,
> > why is the name of the haskell-platform package in all lowercase?
> All package names are in lowercase. Is this a problem?

Sorry, I was a bit unprecise. I didn’t mean the “package identifier”,
i.e., “haskell-platform”, but the short description, which is “standard
haskell libraries and tools” instead of “Standard Haskell libraries and

> ...somewhat relatedly, I just read threads on Reddit complaining about
> our versioning not matching the platform,

All versions of the Haskell Platform released by upstream specify exact
versions of compilers, libraries, etc. that they provide. In my opinion,
Debian should provide the same versions if it claims to provide the
Haskell Platform.

> and about our haskell-platform package not depending on the profiling 
> libraries.

The most reasonable thing to do would probably be to provide two
versions of the Haskell Platform, one that depends also on the profiling
libraries and one that doesn’t.

Best wishes,

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