[Haskell-cafe] GHC API + Cabal API + Cabal version checks: is there a way out?

Herbert Valerio Riedel hvr at gnu.org
Fri Sep 6 16:32:18 CEST 2013

On 2013-09-06 at 15:13:58 +0200, Yuri de Wit wrote:
> I spent some time looking into the touch points between ghc and cabal in
> the past, and the first oddity i saw was a direct dependency from ghc to
> the cabal sources. After taking a closer look it seems that ghc shares some
> common, low level modules with cabal that didnt seem to justify the whole
> dependency.
> The right solution, imho, is to review these dependencies and move the low
> level ones out into a separate package that is shared by both ghc and cabal
> and that will rarely change. The direct side effect of this is that ghc
> would not be tied directly to a specific cabal version and you would
> not have to deal with this issue.


fyi, a similiar/related discussion took place few months ago on ghc-devs:



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