Build system idea

Roman Leshchinskiy rl at
Thu Aug 28 10:55:56 EDT 2008

On 28/08/2008, at 19:27, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:

> Duncan, I'm not following every detail here, but it's clear that you  
> have some clear mental infrastructure in your head that informs and  
> underpins the way Cabal is.   Cabal "takes the view that...", has  
> "principles", and "is clearly partitioned internally".
> These things are clear to you, but my sense it that they are *not*  
> clear even to other well-informed people.  (I exclude myself from  
> this group.)  It's like the Loch Ness monster: the bits above the  
> waves make sense only when you get an underwater picture that shows  
> you the monster underneath that explains why the humps surface in  
> the way they do.

FWIW, I fully agree with this (although I'm not especially well- 
informed in this particular area). It would be immensely helpful if  
Cabal's "philosophy" was described somewhere.


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