Changes to GHC that will expose new packages

Judah Jacobson judah.jacobson at
Mon Mar 26 13:14:42 BST 2012

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 3:48 PM, Mark Lentczner <mark at> wrote:
> While I think haskeline and terminfo will not have a big effect, utf8-string
> is a sad regression. I don't think that we'll be happy stating that as part
> of the "batteries included", as we feel Text is the long term position. I'm
> assuming that haskeline use of utf8-string is the reason? Any chance we can
> get haskeline rev'd to use text?

The next release of haskeline (0.7) will not need utf8-string (or
text).  Instead, when built with ghc-7.4 and later, it will just use
the base library's I/O encoding functionality.  (I should be able to
complete haskeline-0.7 well before ghc-7.6.1 is released.)


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