Haddock, .lhs, and GHC

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jun 16 15:06:22 EDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-06-16 at 15:39 +0100, Alistair Bayley wrote:
> > I never thought about that.  I've been using Setup.hs with "#!/usr/bin/env
> > runhaskell" and never had any problems.
> >
> > I guess the only thing that would be gained by using Setup.lhs is the
> > ability to compile the setup program.  Is that something that's commonly
> > done?
> That's what I do. My normal install procedure is:
>   ghc --make setup
>   setup configure
>   setup build
>   setup install

Though of course these days we can just:

  cabal install

It compiles Setup.(l)hs if necessary or for build types other than
Custom it can just do it directly without going via the Setup script.


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