Changes to GHC that will expose new packages

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Thu Mar 29 23:11:50 BST 2012

On Fri, 2012-03-23 at 03:06 +0000, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 06:39:44PM -0700, Mark Lentczner wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 2:16 PM, Ian Lynagh <igloo at> wrote:
> > 
> > > We don't have a way to hide packages currently. We can mark them as
> > > hidden in ghc's package database, but that makes no difference as far as
> > > Cabal is concerned.
> > >
> > 
> > I believe the current way of handling this kind of "hiding" is to make a
> > duplicate of the package with "ghc-" in front of the package name,
> We tried that, but it didn't work: People started depending on ghc-foo
> instead of foo.

I still think that's less bad than exposing the package under its real
name, like has been done with binary.

I'm still not happy that binary has been forced into the HP before it is
ready and without going through the HP process.


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