[Haskell-cafe] Compilers

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sat Nov 29 21:00:48 EST 2008

On 2008 Nov 29, at 20:02, John Meacham wrote:
> Oh golly. I never put DrIFT on cabal, apparently whomever tried to
> cabalize it didn't include the ghc driver script, and also appeared to
> just drop the documentation from the package altogether. It is things
> like that that make it very hard to get behind cabal, why was DrIFT
> crippled just so it can be put on cabal? If cabal wasn't powerful  
> enough
> to compile DrIFT, and we already had a perfectly good way of compiling
> it, why the need to shoehorn it in and cause this problem? sigh.

Blaming Cabal for Audrey doing a quick-and-dirty translation (because  
she didn't have a whole lot of time to spend online and wasn't really  
familiar with Cabal or Hackage) is just digging for excuses.

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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