Extensions and Cabal

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Sat Mar 24 19:39:23 EDT 2007

On Sat, Mar 24, 2007 at 06:29:56PM -0500, Samuel Bronson wrote:
> On 3/24/07, Stefan O'Rear <stefanor at cox.net> wrote:
> >> The only thing I can think of (besides "nice idea") is that you'd better 
> >either
> >>  a) make sure that Cabal always knows about all the extensions supported 
> >by the
> >> compiler
> >> or
> >>  b) provide a workaround for when Cabal does not know about a given 
> >extension.
> >
> >We already have this, it's called darcs send.
> >
> >That said, cabal is very sorely lacking hacker's documentation.  I for
> >one can't understand the code.  (yet (but still I learned lambdabot
> >faster))
> So, how do you compel the people who do compiler releases to ensure
> that it is *done*?
> Also, what about the part where you have to wait for another Cabal
> release?

I was going to write a nice rebuttal here, but then I remembered I
hadn't read the original message well enough.  Having done so, I agree
with Ian completely.  (*Great* idea, I had the same one for the hv


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