[Haskell-cafe] Ticking time bomb

Edward Z. Yang ezyang at MIT.EDU
Wed Jan 30 23:43:42 CET 2013

Excerpts from Joachim Breitner's message of Wed Jan 30 12:59:48 -0800 2013:
> another reason why Cabal is no package manager¹.

Based on the linked post, it seems that you are arguing that cabal-install is
not a package manager, and thus it is not necessary for it to duplicate
the work that real package managers e.g. Debian or Ubuntu put into
vetting, signing and releasing software.  (Though I am not sure, so please
correct me if I am wrong.)

This argument seems specious.  Whether or not cabal-install is or not
intended to be a package manager, users expect it to act like one (as
users expect rubygems to be a package manager), and, at the end of the
day, that is what matters.


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