[Hackage] #674: Findable extra documentation

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#674: Findable extra documentation
  Reporter:  jbapple        |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement    |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:         
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal         |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  unknown        |   Ghcversion:         
  Platform:                 |  
 I have a cabal package that should include extra documentation in the
 distribution. This documentation should not be written in Haddock.

 1. There should be a field for this analogous to data-files or extra-
 source-files. The former is too much: the files do not need to be accessed
 by any Haskell runtime. The latter is not enough: it does not store the
 extracted files on the system on which the package is installed.

 2. There should be a way for humans to find these files without loading up
 a GHC runtime or using Unix's "find". I suggest "cabal list" also shows,
 for installed packages with extra data or documentation files installed,
 where these files can be found.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/674>
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