How do I build GHC 7.6 from source?
marlowsd at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 16:20:34 CEST 2012
On 19/09/2012 02:15, Iavor Diatchki wrote:
> > exactly what git's submodule machinery does, so it seems pointless to
> > implement the functionality which is already there with a standard
> > interface. Thoughts?
> I have seen this. Our custom "fingerprint" solution has the exact same
> drawbacks (because it does the exact same thing as sub-modules), and in
> addition it has the drawback of
> 1. being a custom non-standard solution,
> 2. it is not obvious where to find the "fingerprint" associated with
> a particular branch (which is what lead to my question in the first place).
Well, it doesn't quite have the same drawbacks as submodules, because
our solution places a burden only on someone who wants to recover a
particular repository state, rather than on everyone doing development.
I think it's worth keeping an eye on submodules in case they fix the
gotchas in the UI, but at the moment it looks like we'd have a lot of
confused developers, lost work and accidental breakages due to people
not understanding how submodules work or forgetting to jump through the
I'm not saying fingerprints are a good solution, obviously they only
solve a part of the problem, but the current tooling for submodules
leaves a lot to be desired.
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