Commit 58209938 authored by simonmar's avatar simonmar

[project @ 2001-06-28 14:15:01 by simonmar]

First cut of the Haskell Core Libraries

NOTE: it's not meant to be a working snapshot.  The code is just here
to look at and so the NHC/Hugs guys can start playing around with it.

There is no build system.  For GHC, the libraries tree is intended to
be grafted onto an existing fptools/ tree, and the Makefile in
libraries/core is a quick hack for that setup.  This won't work at the
moment without the other changes needed in fptools/ghc, which I
haven't committed because they'll cause breakage.  However, with the
changes required these sources build a working Prelude and libraries.

The layout mostly follows the one we agreed on, with one or two minor
changes; in particular the Data/Array layout probably isn't final
(there are several choices here).

The document is in libraries/core/doc as promised.

The cbits stuff is just a copy of ghc/lib/std/cbits and has
GHC-specific stuff in it.  We should really separate the
compiler-specific C support from any compiler-independent C support
there might be.

Don't pay too much attention to the portability or stability status
indicated in the header of each source file at the moment - I haven't
gone through to make sure they're all consistent and make sense.

I'm using non-literate source outside of GHC/.  Hope that's ok with

We need to discuss how the build system is going to work...
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