[Hackage] #891: Allow unknown fields in .cabal with X- at front

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Thu Sep 29 20:21:56 CEST 2011

#891: Allow unknown fields in .cabal with X- at front
  Reporter:  zzo38            |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement      |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  normal           |    Milestone:         
 Component:  miscellaneous    |      Version:
  Severity:  normal           |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  easy (<4 hours)  |   Ghcversion:         
  Platform:                   |  
 I have suggestion allowing unknown fields in a .cabal file, and if they
 are named with X- at front, they will not have warning message, and will
 be ignored if they are not understand.

 It should also do similar thing with sections named with X- at front,
 where, it if it doesn't understand that section, it ignore entire section
 with no warning/error (regardless of field names), but if it can use that
 section, it is still warnings for unknown fields in that section without
 X- at front.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/891>
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