[Haskell-cafe] Cabal sandboxes over cabal-dev (Rogan Creswick)

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 14:14:50 UTC 2013

Personally I'd like for it to be the default, but I don't if everyone
agrees. If we make it the default, people who wanted a "global" install
would have to use `cabal install --user`.

On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Gregory Guthrie <guthrie at mum.edu> wrote:

>    "I *strongly* suggest everyone start transitioning from cabal-dev to
> cabal sandboxes."
> Is there any reason that this is not just the default install mode for
> Cabal?
> Anything that prevents the current cabal-swamp of broken dependencies is a
> great help. I have tried to use Haskell in some classes, but it is hard
> when students (and I) cannot install packages, and the only answer is the
> Microsoft-like; "delete everything and start over; reinstall". It certainly
> reduces their confidence that Haskell is a feasible working environment.
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