[Haskell-cafe] Using Cabal during development

Miguel Mitrofanov miguelimo38 at yandex.ru
Tue Feb 9 08:46:38 EST 2010

With cabal-install, usually.

Limestraël wrote:
> Cabal/cabal-install are good tools for distribution and installation, 
> but I was wondering -- as I was starting to learn how to use Cabal -- 
> how do usually Haskell developpers build their softwares (and especially 
> medium or big libraries) while they are *still developping them* ? With 
> cabal-install, by doing one 'cabal configure' once and 'cabal build' 
> each time they have altered their code ? With only Cabal, through some 
> 'runhaskell Setup.hs build's ? The point is that I am currently writing 
> a binding for an SDL-like library called SFML. My project is now 55-file 
> wide (and I will have to add some more), uses hsc2hs and has a little 
> executable (for testing purposes) in which I add some code each time I 
> add functionnalities to my binding. What I mean is that it would be a 
> pain to have to compile it by hand whenever I add something to my code. 
> Currently, I compile it by using a simple shell script, but it's a 
> little bit lousy, I think.
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