notcpp: Avoiding the C preprocessor via cunning use of Template Haskell

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notcpp is a library that attempts to provide an alternative to using CPP as a mechanism for conditional compilation. It provides facilities for determining if specific names or class instances exist and responding accordingly.

When a value or class instance appears between minor releases of a third-party package, a common way of dealing with the problem is to use CPP to conditionally use one block of code or another. The trouble with CPP is it's hard to statically analyse: tools based on haskell-src-exts will outright refuse to parse it, for example. It turns out Template Haskell will do the same job in some cases.

Versions 0.0.1, 0.1, 0.1.0.1, 0.2, 0.2.0.1, 0.2.0.2, 0.2.0.3
Dependencies base (<5), template-haskell (==2.7.*) [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright 2012 Ben Millwood
Author Ben Millwood <haskell@benmachine.co.uk>
Maintainer Ben Millwood <haskell@benmachine.co.uk>
Category Template Haskell
Bug tracker https://github.com/benmachine/notcpp/issues
Source repo head: git clone git://github.com/benmachine/notcpp
Uploaded by BenMillwood at Fri Apr 13 20:28:26 UTC 2012
Distributions NixOS:0.2.0.3
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