[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#616661: Bug#616661: libghc6-haskeline-dev: Please package new upstream version

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Sun Mar 6 18:18:08 UTC 2011

On Sun, Mar 06, 2011 at 05:06:48PM +0530, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Hi Josh,
> Am Sonntag, den 06.03.2011, 03:10 -0800 schrieb Josh Triplett:
> > Upstream has released several newer upstream versions, with new
> > features and key bindings.  Please consider packaging it, and making
> > sure the new ghc builds against it.
> ghc always uses the bundled haskeline; making ghc build-depend on other
> haskell libraries would cause a lot of trouble.

Oh, right.  I'd forgotten that.  That makes this request for a new
upstream lower priority, though still applicable.

> ghc-7.0.2 has haskeline 0.6.3 – is that new enough?

Yes.  I'd specifically hoped for or newer, which includes this

   * Hard-code some defaults for ctrl-left and ctrl-right, and provide the
     corresponding Emacs bindings to skip words.


- Josh Triplett

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