[Haskell-cafe] Re: a cabal/database lib experience
Donald Bruce Stewart
dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Dec 12 07:33:21 EST 2006
> Claus Reinke wrote:
> > - the separation into interpreter/compiler and resource as Setup
> > does not set up the right mindset in users. for instance, you can
> > "runhaskell Setup.hs --help" as for most unixy tools, but who'd
> > think of that in this situation, and how much does it help?
> > + add a dedicated command "cabal", which does nothing more
> > than "runhaskell Setup", but is more memorable and suggestive
> cabal-setup does this, but wasn't included with the latest release of
> Cabal. It should be in the next one, I hope. The plan is to deprecate
> 'runhaskell Setup.lhs' in favour of 'cabal-setup'. Feel free to suggest
> changing the name to 'cabal', although some might argue that 'cabal-get' is
> the high-level tool and should therefore get the name 'cabal' instead.
> > - cabal/darcs/haddock are no replacement for minimal help texts:
> > cabal should require the existence of a README
> absolutely, this has occurred to me too. There should be a stanard Cabal
> README file, and Don's mkcabal tool could drop it in the tree.
This occurred to me too. My current plan for mkcabal is that it creates:
based on a series of interactive questions, or command line args.
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