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Dropping bzip2 release tarballs?

glasgow-user - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 6:19pm
tl;dr do you rely on the .bz2 release tarballs on If so, let us know! Hello everyone, As you may have noticed, a few releases ago we started producing xz-compressed binary distributions in addition to the usual bzip2 tarballs. While preparing 8.0.1-rc1 it was suggested that we move to distributing xz tarballs exclusively. Not only would this move reduce storage and bandwidth demands on our infrastructure but it would also simplify the job of producing the distributions. Indeed there is plenty of precendent for projects who have moved exclusively to xz (the Linux kernel and git being two examples). Of course, these reasons alone aren't sufficient to abandon those who might rely on our bzip2 tarballs. If you feel strongly that we should continue to distribute bzip2 tarballs, please let us know. Thanks! - Your friendly GHC packaging gnomes _______________________________________________ Glasgow-haskell-users mailing list Glasgow-haskell-users< at > http://mail.haskell.
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Proposal: Add Semigroup and Monoid instances for (:~:)

libraries list - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 7:58am
These are not likely to be *useful*, but they fall easily into the general bucket of "exactly one sensible instance exists". instance Semigroup (a :~: b) where r <> _ = r instance a ~ b => Monoid (a :~: b) where mempty = Refl mappend r _ = r
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GHC.Generics and instances of Functor, Applicative, etc?

libraries list - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:28am
I'm using GHC.Generics and have noticed that the data types defined there don't have instances of the standard classes (at least not defined in that module), such as Functor, Applicative, Foldable and Traversable. It'd be very useful to be able to rely on such instances, so that one can define instances of custom types via instances of the generic types. (Hopefully, the compiler can remove most or all conversion overhead) Is there any reason not to add these generic instances?
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Proposal: Add Peano numbers to base

libraries list - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 7:29pm
I have seen these redefined many times now. Examples: I often see them used as DataKinds. Too, operations on them can be lazy, which is sometimes useful. I filed a ticket: Discussion period: 2 weeks
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Eq1, Ord1, Show1: move from eq1, compare1, showsPrec1 to liftEq, liftCompare, liftShowsPrec

libraries list - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 3:08pm
In transformers-0.5:Data.Functor.Classes class methods like eq1 are replaced by liftEq. With transformers-0.4 I could define: data T a = complicated definition ... deriving (Eq, Ord, Show) instance Eq1 T where eq1 = (==) instance Ord1 T where compare1 = compare instance Show1 T where showsPrec1 = showsPrec In transformers-0.5 it seems that I have to implement Eq1, Ord1, Show1 instances manually. Is there some assistance to define eq1 and compare1 for an ADT? What are the use cases where eq1 was not powerful enough and liftEq is needed?
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suppress warning "Defined but not used: type variable ‘x’" in GHC-8.0

glasgow-user - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 12:57am
GHC-8.0 emits several new warnings of this kind: Defined but not used: type variable ‘x’ for declarations like type instance Snd x y = y Enthusiastically, I started to replace unused type function arguments by underscores, only to find out that older GHC versions do not accept that. With what option can I disable this warning? Or can it be removed from -Wall for now?_______________________________________________ Glasgow-haskell-users mailing list Glasgow-haskell-users< at >
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New gtk2hs 0.12.4 release

gtk2hs - Wed, 11/21/2012 - 12:56pm

Thanks to John Lato and Duncan Coutts for the latest bugfix release! The latest packages should be buildable on GHC 7.6, and the cairo package should behave a bit nicer in ghci on Windows. Thanks to all!


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