[Hackage] #865: Can't use command line options containing spaces

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Sun Jul 24 15:27:40 CEST 2011

#865: Can't use command line options containing spaces
  Reporter:  bos            |        Owner:            
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  closed    
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:            
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:  
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:  worksforme
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  unknown   
Ghcversion:                 |     Platform:            
Changes (by duncan):

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


 You can use options containing spaces in a .cabal file. You just have to
 quote the entire option:

 ghc-options: "--with-rtsopts=-N -qg"

 The whole thing will be passed as a single option. The " will not be

 This escaping (using Haskell String syntax) is documented in the user

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/865#comment:1>
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