cabal sdist trouble with GHC from head

Mikhail Glushenkov the.dead.shall.rise at
Fri Oct 31 03:44:05 UTC 2014


On 30 October 2014 21:30, Sven Panne <svenpanne at> wrote:
> 2014-10-30 17:20 GMT+01:00 Austin Seipp <austin at>:
>> [...] So this just means that Cabal isn't necessarily *future compatible*
>> with future GHCs - they may change the package format, etc. But it is
>> backwards compatible with existing ones.
> OK, that's good to know. To be sure, I've just tested Cabal head + GHC
> 7.8.3, and it works. But as I've mentioned already, there seems to be
> *no* Cabal version which works with GHC head:
> Is this
> known to the Cabal people?

Yes, I know that the Cabal test suite wasn't passing on GHC HEAD for some time.

Re: the next release - I think it'll be out at the same time with GHC 7.10.1.

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