Herbert, it certainly sounds like a good thing to me.
| -----Original Message-----
| From: Glasgow-haskell-users [mailto:glasgow-haskell-users-bounces at haskell.org]
| On Behalf Of Herbert Valerio Riedel
| Sent: 20 July 2013 10:42
| To: glasgow-haskell-users at haskell.org
| Subject: ANNOUNCE: ghci-ng package
| Hello GHC HQ,
| I wanted to inform you that I created the `ghci-ng` package
| http://hackage.haskell.org/package/ghci-ng-18.104.22.168 |
| which essentially is the ghc/* folder from the GHC source-tree with a
| ghci-ng.cabal file put in place (and some dummy .h files) to make the
| interactive-mode GHC front-end compilable w/o requiring the full GHC
| The reason I created ghci-ng was to be able to backport features from
| GHC HEAD so that Haskell user not living on the bleeding edge (such as
| Haskell Platform users) don't have to wait for half a year or so till
| they can use new features. On the other hand, this might also allow
| to expose new work-in-progress features to users in production
| environments to play with before those features find their way into a
| final GHC release, and thus help with developing new GHCi features in a
| more "agile" way by getting feedback from potential users earlier.
| So ghci-ng is *not* supposed to replace ghci, but rather provide an
| testing ground for evaluating new/experimental features which may get
| merged into upstream GHCi eventually if they prove useful.
| Please let me know what you think of this.
| : The killer-feature right now being the new `:complete` command
| which allows the latest (unreleased) haskell-mode to provide
| REPL-completion from within the Emacs buffer.
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