[Haskell-cafe] Cabal (was: Compilers)

Matthias Kilian kili at outback.escape.de
Sat Nov 29 06:30:39 EST 2008

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 08:51:45PM -0800, Jason Dagit wrote:
>  Personally, I look at it this way.  Both build systems have different
> advantages that the other cannot provide but they are not mutually
> exclusive.

I don't see any advantage in Cabal, except that a .cabal file
provides some metadata and dependency information that can help the

> Also, the effort to keep them both working for the respective
> groups of users is rather small in practice.

At least in ghc, the mixture of make and Cabal was a huge failure.


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