[Haskell-beginners] Cabal Dependency Hell

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue May 28 16:58:51 CEST 2013

On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 3:37 AM, harry <voldermort at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Brandon Allbery <allbery.b <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > Why isn't this avoided by installing packages without inlining? Packages
> ...
> >
> > Because the performance is somewhere between horrible and abysmal.
> Thank you, does this mean that dynamic linking wouldn't work either?

Dynamic linking is an even bigger ball of snakes, yes. :/ A better solution
would be nice, but I'm not aware of any magic that can be applied to it.
(The GHC devs know a better solution is needed; unfortunately, the best
they've come up with is a proposal to build everything against everything
else in every possible combination....) Not that there are any better ideas
sitting around. Maybe whole program compilation, which would require all
libraries to be available in source form (and would make dynamic linking
meaningless since every compiled library would be a one-off).

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