[Haskell-cafe] dot-ghci files

Brandon S Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Dec 12 02:01:46 CET 2010

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On 12/9/10 02:01 , Tony Morris wrote:
> I teach haskell quite a lot. I recommend using .ghci files in projects.
> Today I received complaints about the fact that ghci will reject .ghci
> if it is group-writeable. I didn't offer an opinion on the matter. I am
> wondering if these complaints have legitimate grounds i.e. maybe you
> want to have group write on that file for some reason.

Linux likes to do the group-write thing (this derives from an early Debian
decision that uids were obsolete and everything should use the gid as the
uid; basically, the wrong solution to file ACLs). Given their decision and
its near ubiquity in the Linux world these days, I suspect ghc's going to be
on the wrong end of the battle.

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