Repo-Types - Awesome !

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Sun Nov 29 07:48:27 EST 2009

On Sun, 2009-11-29 at 05:18 +0100, Marc Weber wrote:
> Hi,
> I was looking for a way to add the repository location to .cabal files.
> I found the existing implementation.
> However it's very likely that this new feature is missed.
> So what about showing a note when runinng sdist or such?
> Eg
> Note: You haven't specified a repository location.
> You should specify a repository location so that others can
> check latest changes before writing a patch. Duplicating efforts can be
> avoided. Try ./setup --repo-help to print some examples which you can copy
> into your cabal file.

Perhaps you could write us a patch that does this check, but only if
there is a _darcs dir (or whatever dir git uses). That way we don't
annoy people who are not using a vcs.

> I really appreciate this new repository location feature!
> Thank you for adding it!



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