Haskell Platform 2014.2.0.0 has been released a while ago, and I can't
help noticing that no-one seems to be in a hurry to add that to Nixpkgs.
Apparently, there not much of a demand for Haskell Platform in Nix?
This makes me wonder about the old HP releases that we still have:
2009.2.0.2, 2010.1.0.0, 2010.2.0.0, 2011.2.0.0, 2011.2.0.1, 2011.4.0.0,
2012.2.0.0, 2012.4.0.0, and 2013.2.0.0.
All of those builds were pretty much non-functional until recently
because none of them actually installed a compiler into the user
profile, but no-one noticed that for a period of several months.
Having those old versions around forces us to keep ancient versions of
many HP member packages like HTTP, mtl, vector, etc., too, and that adds
a bit of complexity to Nixpkgs. Since no-one seems to *use* that stuff,
I'm tempted to say that we should drop support for Haskell Platform
altogether and to throw out all these ancient package versions in the
How do others feel about that? Do you desperately want to be able to
install Haskell Platform 2010.2.0.0 any time soon?
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