[Haskell-cafe] Building examples with Cabal

Sven Panne svenpanne at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 11:43:20 UTC 2013

2013/10/18 Ozgur Akgun <ozgurakgun at gmail.com>:
> If you have so many tests, why wouldn't you generate a single executable
> which takes the name of the test as an argument and runs that test? [...]

I think that this might actually work. It is slightly complicated by
the fact that some of the tests load resources from the file system,
so I somehow have to handle paths correctly, but this seems doable
relatively easily.

> This is a pretty simple idea, just wanted to know why you don't go down this
> path instead.

Perhaps because I didn't think of it? :-) The word "test" might be a
bit misleading, each such "test" is a complete program doing some
OpenGL stuff, ranging from drawing a simple rectangle to doing more
complicated things via various shaders. It is not totally intuitive to
throw 100 such unrelated programs together into a sumo executable and
dispatch by hand to the correct "main", so it might do what I want,
but I still consider this a hack.

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