Heads up: Updating Cabal pointer to Cabal HEAD

Edward Z. Yang ezyang at mit.edu
Fri Jul 18 16:58:45 UTC 2014

Hello folks,

In the interest in as small changes as possible, I am planning on
updating the version Cabal we're tracking against to Cabal HEAD
(after my build finishes validating, that is!)  At a later point,
when someone finally merges https://github.com/haskell/cabal/pull/1991
I'll make a smaller bump. I'll also file a bug on GHC Trac milestoned
for 7.10 to make sure we get a new Cabal release before next release.


Excerpts from Edward Z. Yang's message of 2014-07-03 14:45:02 +0100:
> Hello all,
> I am working on module reexports (https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/ticket/8407)
> and this functionality requires concurrent changes to GHC and Cabal.
> However, GHC is currently tracking 1.20, but Cabal HEAD has marched on.
> My question is, if I am to do this development on HEAD, what is the
> standard operating procedure for retargeting GHC to a recent version of
> Cabal?  Of course I have to go and validate the build, but are there
> any other considerations? Is this recorded anywhere?
> Thanks,
> Edward

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