[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] ANN: NoSlow - Microbenchmarks for array libraries

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at googlemail.com
Sat Nov 28 12:59:35 EST 2009

On Sat, 2009-11-28 at 09:29 -0800, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 1:05 PM, Henning Thielemann
> <lemming at henning-thielemann.de> wrote:
>         I found that the dependency on Cairo and GTK originates from
>         criterion. I have to build criterion with 'cabal install
>         -f-chart criterion'. Unfortunately I cannot do 'cabal fetch
>         criterion' in order to look into the cabal file, before the
>         dependencies are resolved ...

> Really? If cabal fetch runs the build depsolver before trying to
> download a package, that seems like a bug. Have you reported it?

It's not a bug, it's a feature! :-)

Henning, you want "cabal unpack" so you can study the package contents.

The fetch command is mainly so you can fetch packages and then install
them when you're offline. You'd be jolly annoyed if it missed


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