[Haskell-cafe] Retrospective on 2008?

Dougal Stanton dougal at dougalstanton.net
Thu Dec 11 08:13:00 EST 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:00 PM, Henk-Jan van Tuyl <hjgtuyl at chello.nl> wrote:
> Using the commands:
>  cabal update
>  cabal list | fgrep " * " | wc
> I counted 927 entries.

Unfortunately that's not a reliable means of determining cabal
packages. (Baffling, I know.) I think it actually lists things you
have installed from other sources, too. For instance:

$ cabal list | grep cairo
 * cairo
      Homepage: http://haskell.org/gtk2hs/archives/2006/01/26/cairo-eye-candy/
$ cabal install cairo
cabal: There is no package named cairo

Last time this came up there was mention of adding an option to only
list things which cabal has control over. I don't know if anything has
come of that idea.



Dougal Stanton
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