cabal sandbox and the dist directory

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at
Thu Aug 14 18:57:15 UTC 2014

Hi Daniel,

I think we eventually want to move dist/ inside the sandbox and eventually
move the sandbox out of the package directory too. This is too support a
world which is less focused on a single package. See my answer here:

On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 8:15 PM, Daniel Trstenjak <
daniel.trstenjak at> wrote:

> Hi,
> currently it's conceptually and practically a bit unpleasant, that the
> sandbox is a bit holey, because the 'dist' directory remains when
> deleting the sandbox.
> Is there a special reason for this behaviour?
> In the case of a sandbox, why is there a 'dist' directory at all,
> respectively why isn't it located inside of the '.cabal-sandbox' directory?
> Greetings,
> Daniel
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