RFC: include a cabal-install executable in future GHC releases

harry voldermort at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 23 15:19:34 UTC 2014

Carter Schonwald wrote
> Let's not get off track :-).  I'm pretty sure some folks occasionally need
> to do profiling/perf debugging on a live server.
> So you support there being some easy way to get ghc and cabal-install
> together or no? (Heroku is a good example I guess)

If the only difference between the proposed platform-lite and the regular
bindist is the inclusion of cabal-install, which will be separately
downloadable anyway, then it doesn't seem worth the bother. I'd be more
interested in a slimmed-down bindist for those who need it.

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