Cabal-1.22 keyed library filepaths

Jens Petersen juhpetersen at
Mon Jan 19 01:54:34 UTC 2015


I see that with Cabal-1.22, library paths are now of the form:



Is the 5 character truncation of package names (and no version) necessary?
It makes it pretty hard to see at a glance what package a particular
directory or file belongs to and seems there is no easy way to work out the
package version without referring to the package.conf file/dir.

If possible I would prefer a filepath format like:


Would that be feasible/make sense?

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