[Haskell-cafe] cabalizing "legacy' source
lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Thu Jun 4 06:53:29 EDT 2009
Vasili I. Galchin wrote:
> I have cabalizing some "legacy" Haskell source. By "legacy", I
> totally don't mean in a pejorative sense ... code has been designed and
> written well. I am making good progress ... I have succeeded in building
> an archive file(library) on a POSIX platform, i.e. Linux. The original
> author intended to build several executables from this .a file. In
> addition there are many pairings of .hs/.lhs along with "main" test
> files. Currently I have only one .cabal file. This is inadequate for the
> author's intent:
> 1) I need to build "n" test executables.
> 2) I need to build 1/2 CLI executables.
> I need advice on the cabal front. E.g. should I first run the library
> .cabal and then run several subsidary .cabal files, e.g. "n"test .cabals
> and also 1/2 CLI executable .cabals??? I am looking for advice so that I
> don't have a clumsy cabal build process/tree!
You can build several executables from one cabal file. I propose to
enable compilation of test programs only by user request. See for example:
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