environment variables for ghc
john at repetae.net
Wed Mar 9 16:26:57 EST 2005
On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 01:12:49PM -0800, Frederik Eaton wrote:
> > > 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?
A ghcbug script would be great IMHO.
John Meacham - ⑆repetae.net⑆john⑈
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