[Hackage] #89: Sharing of object files between executable builds?

Hackage trac at galois.com
Sun Feb 7 14:26:17 EST 2010

#89: Sharing of object files between executable builds?
  Reporter:  bjorn@…             |        Owner:  blackh   
      Type:  enhancement         |       Status:  assigned 
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:  Cabal-1.8
 Component:  Cabal library       |      Version:           
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:           
Difficulty:  easy (<4 hours)     |   Ghcversion:  6.4.2    
  Platform:  Linux               |  

Comment(by AnttiJuhaniKaijanaho):

 Replying to [comment:24 duncan]:
 > Replying to [comment:23 AnttiJuhaniKaijanaho]:
 > I'm concerned that cabal makes simple things more complicated than they
 need to be.
 > Just to note, this is not a model we ever intend to support in the
 "Simple" build system. Build systems should be purely functional.

 I don't see how sharing build results would break pure functionality.

 > > ... Heh. Should I be opening a separate ticket? :)
 > Probably. A common section is not a bad thing. Note that this would not
 give any sharing of build results. It's just a shortcut to putting the
 same options in each section.

 Opened as #630.

 (I reiterate: not sharing of build results is ugly.  There is a passable
 argument against it in the genreal case, but in simple cases its lack just
 gives me another reason to NOT use Cabal when I can get away with it.)

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/89#comment:25>
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