[Haskell-cafe] A cabal odyssey

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Thu Aug 19 16:17:37 EDT 2010

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
> On 19 August 2010 03:13, Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> Ben Millwood wrote:
>>> I think it's not completely a stupid idea to have profiling default
>>> off. I personally do not really enjoy the fact that I compile
>>> everything three times nowadays :)
>> Fair enough. However, having documentation off by default is just
>> annoying...
> My guess is that this is aimed at people who just want to use Haskell
> software (darcs, xmonad, etc.) and don't actually develop in Haskell.
> This saves some storage space and also compile times.

Mmm, I hadn't thought of that.

Then again, if you just want some tool, why not just grab a prebuilt 
binary? Oh, wait - it's Unix...

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