Re: [Hackage] #922: “lexical error (UTF-8 decoding error)” in WIndows 7

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Thu Apr 12 22:56:59 CEST 2012

#922: “lexical error (UTF-8 decoding error)” in WIndows 7
  Reporter:  hamukazu            |        Owner:                    
      Type:  defect              |       Status:  new               
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:  cabal-install-0.14
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:  HEAD              
  Severity:  minor               |     Keywords:  UTF-8             
Difficulty:  unknown             |   Ghcversion:                    
  Platform:  Windows             |  

Comment(by duncan):

 Looks like cpp is outputting text that is not ASCII or UTF8. This then
 blows up because ghc expects .hs files to be UTF8.

 Cabal can perhaps work around this cpp quirk by calling ghc/cpp with

 The new program launching utils in Cabal should make it easier to set env
 vars like this.

 It'd be useful if someone could confirm this hypothesis.

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