RFC: changes to -i flag for finding source files

Edward Kmett ekmett at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 16:52:41 UTC 2014

I check out and work on projects on a bunch of machines, so it is important that I can just pull with git and go. AFAIK, git doesn't understand them won't build symlinks for me, so it'd just become another setup step for very marginal benefit, and another thing to .gitignore.


> On Apr 25, 2014, at 12:01 PM, Felipe Lessa <felipe.lessa at gmail.com> wrote:
> Em 25-04-2014 12:22, Edward Kmett escreveu:
>> +1 from me. I have a lot of projects that suffer with 4 levels of vacuous subdirectories just for this.
>> In theory cabal could support this on older GHC versions by copying all of the files to a working dir in dist with the expected layout on older GHCs.
>> That would enable this to get much greater penetration more quickly.
> What if you had a "real-src" directory with all your files as they are
> now, and a "src" symlink pointing inside your directory tree?
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Felipe.
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