[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANNOUNCE: Utrecht Haskell Compiler (UHC) -- first release

Jules Bean jules at jellybean.co.uk
Tue Apr 21 00:52:02 EDT 2009

Richard O'Keefe wrote:
>> However, the point here is surely that the de-facto default for all 
>> other downloaded programs - standard makefile setups, automake, 
>> autoconf, perl package, python packages, graphic installers like 
>> firefox - is do to what cabal calls a 'global' install by default.
> The assumption here seems to be that everyone owns their own machine
> or has a system adminstrator with large amounts of free time on their
> hands.  Just because a lot of other people are doing something crazy
> doesn't mean we have to copy them.


It's not an assumption, it's a default.

No one is assuming anything. Both options are available.

The point I was making, which is scarcely important enough to bother 
explaining again, is that having the same *default* as other software is 
a virtue.

In point of fact, I'm sure that a larger proportion of haskell users 
have their own machine than don't.


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