[Fedora-haskell-list] [Bug 460304] Add macros to GHC for packaging cabal packages for GHC

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Fri Sep 5 01:15:49 UTC 2008

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--- Comment #10 from Bryan O'Sullivan <bos at serpentine.com>  2008-09-04 21:15:48 EDT ---
I'm willing to give this a few more days to settle out, but Miles is right,
time is of the essence.  See below.

Re comment #5:

> 1) the macros should be prefixed with ghc, not cabal or haskell

GHC-specific macros should be prefixed with ghc.  Many of the macros provided
by both of you are not specific to GHC.

> 2) library packages should be prefixed with ghc-, not haskell-

I would prefer this approach, too.  I do not believe that asking maintainers to
support multiple Haskell implementations will scale.

> Also, I would like to ask that you backport the macros to everything, because
> they are definitely needed in order to build packages.


I would like to suggest a deadline of next Thursday (Sep 11) to resolve the two
sets of macro files into one.  We will have to move quickly afterwards to adapt
to the changes in GHC 6.10.1 if we want to ship that in F10 (which I *very*
much want to do).  Those changes include shared library support, so the amount
of work involved will not be trivial.

The 6.10.1 release candidate should appear on the 19th, and I will have a
little time at ICFP to whip the spec file and macros into shape.

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