cabal user's guide comment

Edward Z. Yang ezyang at MIT.EDU
Sat May 14 17:38:33 CEST 2011

Hello Jake,

Are you asking about the internal implemenation of packages?  In that
case, it's not too surprising that the User's Manual doesn't say much
about: that's a very internal feature, under the abstraction barrier,
that the majority of Haskellers should not have to know or worry about.
You will probably have to consult the source code and internal documentation
to find out more about that.

As a result, the user guide focuses on the two operations that most people
will do with packages: creating them and installing them.  Perhaps you are
having difficulty figuring out how to create a package? One thing
that the user guide does take as an assumption is that you know how to
setup a non-Cabalized source directory and build packages directly with
GHC.  Such a modification might be a useful addition to the manual (patches

If you can give some more details, we might be able to help better.


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