[Haskell-cafe] library-profiling default

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 09:12:09 CEST 2011

On 4 August 2011 17:06, Tom Doris <tomdoris at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> Is there a good reason that the default for library-profiling in
> .cabal/config is set to False? It seems a lot of people hit the problem of
> trying to profile for the first time, finding it doesn't work because
> profiling libraries haven't been installed, then they have to walk the
> dependencies reinstalling everything.
> Is there a major cost or problem with just defaulting this to True?
> Apologies if this is answered elsewhere, I saw various discussions on why it
> is difficult to automatically build required libs with profiling on demand,
> but nothing that discussed changing the default so that they are always
> built.

My guess is that this way, it reduces the build-time for users that
are just using cabal-install to get Haskell programs (darcs, pandoc,
etc.) or using Haskell for assignments but with no need/interest in

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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