[darcs-users] git-darcs-import - howto base4

Marc Weber marco-oweber at gmx.de
Wed Dec 9 01:10:46 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 01:25:29PM -0000, Sittampalam, Ganesh wrote:
> Marc Weber wrote:
> > Right now darcs appear to be a burden to me because I have to
> > maintain it as well when working with many haskell packages. 
> > 
> > Today I spend some more time improving the hack-nix system. Now I can
> > even fetch and update darcs libraries automatically. 
> That sounds pretty nice, and is something I was thinking of playing with
> at some point for automatically building darcs in multiple
> configurations.

It is. I've updated the README.
It illustrates how to setup 4 configurations using base3, base4 and two
older ghcs: github.com/MarcWeber/hack-nix

> I hadn't actually even noticed the issue, to be honest. I guess because
> darcs is normally used as an application it doesn't typically bite.

> extensible-exceptions is the best solution, IMO - it centralises the CPP
> hackery in one place.
Fine. I'll try to rewrite the Exception handling based on that library
then. I haven't done too much haskell programming within the last year
.. Let's see.

> We should definitely fix this constraint and I'll try to prioritise
> reviewing any patch that does it.
Thanks. Hopefully I can provide a patch within 3 days or so.

Marc Weber

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