Cabal vs Hugs

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at
Tue Nov 14 15:30:58 EST 2006


(Not sure if this should go down the hugs list or the Cabal one, so
taking a wild guess).

Trying to install a Haskell package:

C:\Neil\cabaly\safe>runhugs Setup configure
runhugs: Error occurred
ERROR "C:\Program Files\WinHugs\packages\base\Text\ParserCombinators\ReadP.hs":1
56 - Syntax error in type expression (unexpected `.')

I know the reason for this is because ReadP uses a forall type, which
hugs doesn't parse without the -98 flag. runhugs -98 Setup configure
works just fine. Sadly thats not the best possible user experience -
is there anything better that can be done? Does Cabal absolutely
require ReadP?



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