Version control systems

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Wed Aug 13 03:51:30 EDT 2008

Norman Ramsey wrote:

> I also see repeatedly that the distinction between the build system
> and packaging system is blurry: both have to know about build targets,
> dependencies, and so on.
> At the time of the wonderful GHC Hackathon in Portland, where the GHC
> API was first introduced to the public, I urged Simon PJ to consider
> taking ghc --make and generalising it to support other languages.
> I still think this would be a good project.

I don't want to speak for those involved, but I believe this is what the 
"make-like dependency framework for Cabal" SoC project is doing:


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