a cabal/database lib experience (was: [Haskell-cafe] Trivialdatabase access in Haskell)

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Tue Dec 12 08:21:15 EST 2006

> Hello Alistair,
> Tuesday, December 12, 2006, 12:50:43 PM, you wrote:
> > I guess I should comment, as one of the Takusen authors.
> > Yes, this is embarrasing. We have made a number of assumptions which
> > Paul exposed:
> >  - users should know to do darcs get, then runhaskell Setup.hs
> > configure/build/install
> >  - users should know to look for Haddock docs
> >  - users should know how to look for and install dependent libraries
> > (Cabal-, in this case)
> > If you're an experienced Haskell programmer then these assumptions are
> > valid, so yes, we do need to do more for the novice.
> these steps are standard for any haskell library and it's really sort of
> knowledge that is spread in air. can someone just put this into wiki?
> there is a great wikipage on creating your own library, thanks to Donald,
> who is started it. but there is no even simpler page about using libraries.
> while we don't have cabal-get it will be great to setup such page

The wiki can be edited by anyone! Start now!

-- Don

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