portability and .cabal files?

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Thu Nov 22 21:34:43 EST 2007

On Fri, 2007-11-23 at 01:42 +0000, Ross Paterson wrote:

> I guess you could indicate that a package won't build in some
> configuration using the buildable field.  Hackage ought to learn
> to use that too.

Oh you mean we should say:

if os(windows)
  -- this package is known not to work on windows
  buildable: false

and then cabal should fail on configuration, and cabal-install should
not consider depending on that package in that configuration?


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