[Haskell-cafe] Damnit, we need a CPAN.

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Thu May 29 11:47:10 EDT 2008


> Rationale: We need a CPAN

We choose to spell CPAN as "Hackage"

>, a cabal that is smart enough to know what to
> to, even if building depends on make

Why should building depend on make? Shouldn't cabal build stuff for
us? We need a cabal that is clever enough that we don't need a make.

>, grapefruit authors that commit
> to hackage

Or someone to help show the grapefruit authors the light. I helped put
smallcheck on hackage, others have done other packages. Perhaps you
could do grapefruit?

>, a cabal-inst that can install from darcs (or at least from
> a local directory)

Yes, that would be lovely!

>, or maybe just a make-replacement for haskell, like
> java has with ant (which is really cool if you successfully do not
> notice the xml-syntax).

We have replaced a lot of make with just --make in GHC. Cabal replaces
more. What more bits of make do you need? If you can say why make is
still necessary, people may be able to eliminate it.



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