build-depends in old-style package descriptions

Ross Paterson ross at
Sun Sep 9 12:22:51 EDT 2007

On Sun, Sep 09, 2007 at 05:37:32PM +0200, Thomas Schilling wrote:
> Note that it does not rewrite the _external_ package description.  Cabal
> now internally uses the section-based syntax, so we have to rewrite old
> flat package descriptions to the section-based format _internally_.
> I.e., the actual text-file is never overridden, so no end-user will ever
> see this.

I realize that -- I'm concerned about clients of the Cabal library
(e.g. the HackageDB scripts), whose view of the package description
goes through this function.

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