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

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Sun Feb 23 15:24:42 UTC 2014

Umm, then it wouldn't be lite!  Most of the libs in Haskell platform aren't
needed in the server context.  Ghc + builtin libs/bind + cabal-install is
what I really mean.  :-)

On Sunday, February 23, 2014, harry <voldermort at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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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