Removing GHC's dependency on Cabal

Mikhail Glushenkov the.dead.shall.rise at
Thu Jul 24 14:03:13 UTC 2014


On 24 July 2014 15:56, Edward Z. Yang <ezyang at> wrote:
> We were wondering if there was any reason to prefer the former
> situation over the latter. One answer might be that Cabal is less keen
> to have a dependency on a very GHC specific library (although the
> ghc-pkg dependency is quite a fairly tightly coupled one.)

If this new proposal will allow us not to ship Cabal with GHC, then I
think it's preferable to the old one. For example, Haskell Platform is
often forced to use an old version of Cabal because the Cabal version
is determined by the GHC version.

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