[Hackage] #804: support remote .cabal files in cabal info

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Mon Feb 14 17:29:24 CET 2011

#804: support remote .cabal files in cabal info
  Reporter:  duncan              |        Owner:     
      Type:  enhancement         |       Status:  new
  Priority:  low                 |    Milestone:     
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:     
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:     
Difficulty:  normal              |   Ghcversion:     
  Platform:                      |  
 Currently, `cabal info` supports local .cabal files and remote tarballs,
 but not remote .cabal files.

 The [http://hackage.haskell.org/package/lscabal lscabal] program supports
 remote .cabal file target like:
 $ lscabal http://code.haskell.org/xmonad/xmonad.cabal

 Is this useful?

 Presumably it would also need a more general query language to pull out
 the fields that the user is interested in.

 Note that `lscabal` only lists exposed modules and only unconditional ones
 (e.g. not ones that are platform dependent).

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/804>
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