[Haskell-cafe] Cabal (was: Compilers)

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat Nov 29 14:31:52 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
> build.

And we have tools to automate the packaging of cabal-specified code.
So for example, there are already native packages of LHC, but not of


Because of the automatic packaging for cabal-specified software.

-- Don

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