Build system idea

Roman Leshchinskiy rl at
Thu Aug 28 21:43:26 EDT 2008

On 29/08/2008, at 03:11, Ian Lynagh wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 12:57:59AM +1000, Roman Leshchinskiy wrote:
>> On 28/08/2008, at 21:10, Ian Lynagh wrote:
>>> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 10:27:22AM +0100, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
>>>> PS: concerning your last point, about "separating the Simple build
>>>> system", that might indeed be good.  Indeed, the GHC plan described
>>>> here is
>>>> (I think) precisely using the declarative part but not the build-
>>>> system part.
>>> The
>>> * Use Cabal for Haddocking, installing, and anything else we need
>>> to do.
>>> bullet point uses the build system part.
>> Hmm, from the previous discussion I got the impression that (large
>> parts of) this functionality would be extracted from Simple and could
>> then be used by other build systems. Is this wrong?
> I thought that the proposal was to split Cabal into the "declarative
> package specification part", and the "how to build the package" part?
> If so, then surely "how to run haddock on the sources" belongs in the
> "how to build the package" part?

Ignore me, I misunderstood what your original mail. Sorry for the  


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