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

migmit migmit at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 20:12:49 UTC 2014

Agreed. That's exactly what we have Platform for: to give the user an integrated set of tools. My vote is to have only the things that are really necessary being included in the ghc distribution.

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> 21 янв. 2014 г., в 23:22, Ganesh Sittampalam <ganesh at earth.li> написал(а):
> I feel this blurs the roles of GHC and the Platform.
> Can't the cabal-install that comes with the Platform can be used with a
> later GHC installation? If that's correct, then the only use case that
> this proposal covers is someone who wants to use a bleeding edge GHC and
> no other version on a new machine. A separate binary distribution of
> cabal-install should be more than adequate for that and it avoids
> coupling GHC to other things.
> So a weak -1.
>> On 20/01/2014 00:02, Carter Schonwald wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>> I'd like to propose that GHC releases 7.8.1 onwards include a
>> cabal-install (aka cabal) executable, but not include the library deps
>> of cabal-install that aren't already distributed with ghc.(unless ghc
>> should have those deps baked in, which theres very very good reasons not
>> to do.). 
>> currently if someone wants just a basic haskell install of the freshest
>> ghc  they have to install a ghc bindist, then do a boostrap build of
>> cabal-install by hand (if they want to actually get anything done :) ). 
>> This is not a human friendly situation for folks who are new to haskell
>> tooling, but want to try out haskell dev on a server style vm or the like! 
>> point being: It'd be great for haskell usability (and egads amounts of
>> config time, even by seasoned users) the ghc bindists / installers
>> included a cabal-install binary
>> thoughts?
>> -Carter
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