cabal user's guide comment

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Thu May 19 02:23:23 CEST 2011

On Tue, 2011-05-17 at 16:15 -0700, Jason Dagit wrote:
> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 4:09 PM, Duncan Coutts
> <duncan.coutts at> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2011-05-14 at 11:22 -0400, Jake Penton wrote:
> >> Greetings.
> >>
> >> What is a package?
> >>
> >> The reason I ask this question is stated below. If I am posting to the
> >> wrong list, let me know. Also, my tone by be slightly abrasive: I am
> >> rather frustrated. If I have misread the Cabal user's guide, or am
> >> otherwise have my head up my butt, feel free to let me know. Also if I
> >> can help (which I doubt, as a beginner) tell me how.
> >
> > This is very timely. I'm currently rewriting the user guide.
> Then I'm going to throw in my $0.02.


>  Please make it a wiki this time around. :)

It's in markdown format in the main Cabal darcs repo.

I don't think a pure wiki setup is right for this kind of document but
perhaps something like the RWH comment system would work:


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