Overhaul Cabal's testsuite

Frank Murphy anirishduck at gmail.com
Thu Mar 31 21:14:20 CEST 2011

The implementation in mainline cabal would be more general than what is
currently in cabal-dev. The ticket (#382) mentions ghci but would ideally
implement a 'cabal interact' command that opens whatever interpreter the
user specifies (e.g. hugs instead of ghci).

This would require some refactoring of the way cabal currently handles
compiler options.

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Jason Dagit <dagitj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 11:52 AM, Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 8:33 PM, Frank Murphy <anirishduck at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > What do people think about seeing this ticket (#212) resolved as part
>> > of a SoC project?
>> > Is it worthwhile enough to merit consideration?
>> It might be too small a task to cover the whole summer, depending on
>> the scope you pick. You could combine it with some other tasks, like
>> implementing "cabal ghci" support or some other "Hard" task for the
>> bug tracker.
> I've seen a few people requesting 'cabal ghci' lately, and I just want to
> point out that cabal-dev already has a ghci command.  I use it quite often
> and it's been working well for me.
> Jason

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