Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of Commentary/Packages/PackageReorg


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Nov 24, 2006 11:46:59 AM (9 years ago)
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    152152(Note: a few other packages are used by tests in GHC's test suite,
    153153currently: `mtl`, `QuickCheck`.  We should probably eliminate the mtl
    154 depedency; but `QuickCheck` is used as part of the test infrastructure
     154dependency; but `QuickCheck` is used as part of the test infrastructure
    155155itself, so we'll make it a GHC Boot Package.)
     156
     157== Notes about Hugs ==
     158
     159Recent distributions of Hugs come in two sizes, jumbo and minimal.
     160Minimal distributions include only the packages `base`, `haskell98` and `Cabal`.
     161(Hugs includes another package `hugsbase` containing interfaces to Hugs primitives.)
     162The requirements for this set are to
     163 * run Haskell 98 programs
     164 * allow packages to be added and upgraded using Cabal
     165(Currently `cpphs` is a Haskell 98 program, so the latter implies the former.)
     166
     167It should be possible to upgrade even the core packages using Cabal.