[Haskell-cafe] cabal, Setup.lhs example

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Thu Jul 22 06:31:21 EDT 2010

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 10:59, Ross Paterson <ross at soi.city.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 09:43:16AM -0700, Rogan Creswick wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 3:00 AM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
>> > I am successfully using hooks with the following in my .cabal file:
>> >
>> >    Build-Type    : Simple
>> I've been unable to reproduce this -- flipping the build type to
>> Custom has been necessary in every configuration I've tried.  I'd like
>> to see what I'm doing differently -- is this used in a publicly
>> available package I could take a look at?
> Magnus is building by directly running the Setup.hs himself, which ignores
> the Build-Type.  To get cabal-install to use his Setup.hs, the Build-Type
> must be set to Custom.

Oh, why*2?

Why is the header there if it's not used by Cabal, and why does cabal care?


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