[Haskell-cafe] Re: 1,000 packages, so let's build a few!
jwlato at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 08:22:37 EST 2009
Duncan Coutts wrote:
> Some are trivial and should be done away with. For example the ones that
> just check if a C header / lib is present are unnecessary (and typically
> do not work correctly). The next point release of Cabal can do these
> checks automatically, eg:
> Configuring foo-1.0...
> cabal: Missing dependencies on foreign libraries:
> * Missing header file: foo.h
> * Missing C libraries: foo, bar, baz
> This problem can usually be solved by installing the system
> packages that provide these libraries (you may need the "-dev"
> versions). If the libraries are already installed but in a
> non-standard location then you can use the flags
> --extra-include-dirs= and --extra-lib-dirs= to specify where
> they are.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
For those of us who want to write cross-platform (i.e. Windows)
bindings to C libraries, this is great news.
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