Build system idea

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at
Thu Aug 28 10:02:19 EDT 2008

On 2008 Aug 28, at 5:27, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> This isn't a criticism: one of the hardest thing to do is to  
> accurately convey this underwater stuff.  But I wonder whether there  
> might be a useful paper hiding here?  Something that establishes  
> terminology, writes down principles, explains the Cabal viewpoint,  
> contrasts with alternatives, and thereby allows discussion about  
> Cabal to be better informed.

I think we're at the point where such a document is necessary if we're  
going to have a coherent discussion.  (And as an aside, I think the  
same is true of darcs.)

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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