Changes between Version 18 and Version 19 of Commentary/Packages/PackageReorg


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Mar 24, 2008 7:49:15 PM (6 years ago)
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    160160=== Notes about GHC === 
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    162 Currently GHC installs a set of packages by default: base, stm, 
    163 template-haskell, cabal, haskel98, readline, 3 of the 5 regex 
    164 packages.  These are exactly the libraries required to build GHC. 
    165 That shouldn't be the criterion.  This set of packages are currently 
    166 called GHC's "core packages", but should be renamed to '''GHC Boot 
    167 Packages'''. 
     162Currently GHC installs a set of packages by default, the so-called 
     163'''GHC Boot Packages'''. They are graphed here, with arrows representing 
     164dependencies between them: 
     165[[Image(packagegraph.png, 800)]] 
     166 
     167These are exactly the libraries required to build GHC. 
     168That shouldn't be the criterion for the core packages. 
    168169 
    169170One reason we do this is because it means that every GHC installation