Proposal: Don't read environment files by default

Daniel Trstenjak daniel.trstenjak at
Fri Mar 29 08:47:07 UTC 2019

Hi Herbert,

On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 08:33:41PM +0100, Herbert Valerio Riedel wrote:
> I'm a programmer. I'm very used to devel tooling I'm expected to invoke
> as a programmer to be affected by what's in scope as a function of the CWD,
> e.g. `cabal`, `git`, `make` to name a few.

I think the difference here is, that tools like 'git' create and use the
environment by themselves. So it's IMHO a lot easier to get an intuition
about the behaviour of these tools.

That's not the case for 'cabal' creating an environment and 'ghc' using it.


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