environment variables for ghc

Frederik Eaton frederik at ugcs.caltech.edu
Wed Mar 9 16:12:49 EST 2005

> > I agree that the case you're presenting is indeed more difficult, but
> > I don't think you're doing the estimations right for the one at hand.
> > The cost and annoyance of perhaps tens of thousands of people adding
> > and remembering to maintain wrappers named 'ghc' somewhere in their
> > path to accomplish this simple task (after scrounging in the
> > documentation to find that ghc for some reason fails to be like many
> > other compilers, a nontrivial cost in itself since the lack of
> > environment variables isn't specifically documented) - or simply not
> > doing so, and typing in -package-conf hundreds of times as I have
> > done, because they may not have write access to the main package.conf
> > - I think outweighs the cost of one person, once, adding central
> > support for environment variables, a bit of documentation in the man
> > page, perhaps a ghcbug program if we want super-detailed bug
> > reports...
> Are you volunteering to be that person? ;-)

Are you saying that a patch would be accepted?



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