improving commandline documentation/help

lennart spitzner lsp at
Thu Oct 30 15:22:40 UTC 2014

hello cabal devs,

i am willing to put a bit of time into improving the help texts of
cabal-install. some questions:

1) nobody else is working on this, right? is there risk that it
interferes with other's work? (i'd basically touch
Distribution.Simple.Command and the different fooCommand's in both

2) is there a specific reason that the help texts currently are so
short, other than lack of time/focus on functionality? pending large
changes or smth?

3) is there a policy to keep commits touching Cabal and cabal-install
subdirectories separate (for git-subtree purposes, for example)?


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