[Haskell-cafe] Re: "build depends:" in a .cabal file

Galchin, Vasili vigalchin at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 04:42:59 EDT 2008

cabal should access to currently installed packages from the package db.
Just thinking out loud ... a digraph of dependencies would have to be built
from "build depends" to drive possible "faulting in " ....

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 3:37 AM, Galchin, Vasili <vigalchin at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
>      It seems to me that the "build depends" attribute/field is only
> informational, i.e. it doesn't cause "faulting in" dependencies if not
> present? If true, this seems to be a deficiency in cabal. ??
> Kind regards, Vasili
> PS It seems to me that for HaskellDB the "build depends" is incomplete in
> that it should contain "old time" and "TextPrettyPrint.HughesPJ"??
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