[Haskell-cafe] Using cmake with haskell
limestrael at gmail.com
Fri May 13 16:47:57 CEST 2011
Talking about that, what are the differences between cabal-install and
cabal-dev? Is cabal-dev (which I've never used nor installed) more suited
for incremental development?
2011/5/12 Jason Dagit <dagitj at gmail.com>
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 6:13 PM, Gregory Crosswhite <
> gcross at phys.washington.edu> wrote:
>> 1) Cabal is a tool that can only be used to build Haskell packages with
>> some supporting C/C++ code thrown in
>> 2) Cabal is currently the only tool that can realistically be used to
>> properly build and install Haskell packages due to the great complexity
>> involved with getting all the details right
> I agree with much of what you said. I created this feature request for
> cabal, that I think would go quite aways towards addressing the problem, but
> someone marked it as wontfix:
> In my opinion, the two most valuable things about cabal are its good
> dependency calculation and it allowed hackage to gain momentum.
> Unfortunately, we are also forced to use it as a build system and it's
> quite inadequate for that task. I say forced because there is no standard
> way to extract the dependency calculations from it. You have to write a
> Setup.hs file to extract it and it's not trivial. If you succeed at that
> task, then you can't even reuse the code without copy&pasting it later.
> In fact, I never invoke cabal-install directly anymore. I've corrupted my
> package databases too many times. I make sure to always use cabal-dev for
> everything. I think that says something about cabal's efficacy as a build
> ps. As soon as I figure out a way to get infinite free time I'll implement
> the translation to makefiles myself...
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