[Hackage] #493: counterintuitive syntax of .cabal/config file

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Mon Feb 16 07:22:00 EST 2009

#493: counterintuitive syntax of .cabal/config file
  Reporter:  guest               |        Owner:         
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  closed 
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:         
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal              |   Resolution:  fixed  
  Keywords:                      |   Difficulty:  unknown
Ghcversion:                      |     Platform:         
Changes (by duncan):

  * status:  new => closed
  * resolution:  => fixed


 Sun Feb 15 19:08:17 GMT 2009  Duncan Coutts <duncan at haskell.org>
   * Put an explanation of the config file format at the top in comments.

 Newly created config files have this blurb at the top:

 -- This is the configuration file for the 'cabal' command line tool.

 -- The available configuration options are listed below.
 -- Some of them have default values listed.

 -- Lines (like this one) beginning with '--' are comments.
 -- Be careful with spaces and indentation because they are
 -- used to indicate layout for nested sections.

 I'm assuming this is enough to address the original complaint. If anyone
 thinks we need more then reopen this ticket or file a new one.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/493#comment:2>
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