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

Gregory Guthrie guthrie at mum.edu
Fri Nov 1 17:37:05 UTC 2013

Is it accurate to say that for a single user system, one could just alias cabal to use default mode of sandbox, and transparently ti would just work the same, but avoid cabal library conflicts?

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<mailto: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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