[Haskell-cafe] Using Cabal during development

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 11:03:15 EST 2010

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 6:10 AM, Ketil Malde <ketil at malde.org> wrote:

> Limestraël <limestrael at gmail.com> writes:
> > 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 ?
> Generally, the first thing I do is hit C-c C-l in Emacs to load the
> current file into a haskell process.  Then back to fix the type errors
> (click on the error to jump to the code), and iterate until it loads
> correctly.
It's really unfortunate that this approach doesn't work for .hsc files. When
writing low level libraries I often have a couple of these which forces me
out of my nice Emacs workflow into an Emacs + terminal + Cabal workflow.

-- Johan
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