Code style guide?

Ben Millwood haskell at
Tue Mar 19 01:15:49 CET 2013

Hi everyone,

Do we have a general notion of what we consider best practices for 
contributed code to Cabal? Perhaps we should formalise something?

One of the reasons I wanted to get the wiki back online was in the hope 
that it had some pointers, but it doesn't seem to. (I've started 
migrating stuff anyway: have a look at for status).

For example, many of the Cabal modules have explicit, and therefore 
quite long, import lists, with no clear organisation, and hence when 
adding new imports I have to read the entire list to make sure they are 
not already there, and then wonder where makes sense to insert them. 
Usually I just make something up with no pattern to it, and hence 
perpetuate the problem.

I am happy to start things off with a proposal if no-one else wants to 
do the writing.

Ben Millwood (benmachine)

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