RFC: changes to -i flag for finding source files

Edward Kmett ekmett at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 16:54:47 UTC 2014

You can actually make symbolic links (as well as hard links and "directory junctions") on windows.


> On Apr 25, 2014, at 12:51 PM, Roman Cheplyaka <roma at ro-che.info> wrote:
> * Felipe Lessa <felipe.lessa at gmail.com> [2014-04-25 13:01:43-0300]
>> 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?
> I don't think Windows users can enjoy this, but it's a neat idea.
> Roman
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