[Haskell-cafe] Proposal: Shorter Import Syntax

Anthony Cowley acowley at seas.upenn.edu
Sat Jun 6 20:09:45 UTC 2015

On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 4:02 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 3:56 PM, Anthony Cowley <acowley at seas.upenn.edu>
> wrote:
>> This is how cabal works and has worked: the use of a language
>> extension does not solve this
> Yes, blame cabal for something that you refuse to give it any clue about.
> That cabal cannot read your mind is a terrible bug!
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> brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine associates
> allbery.b at gmail.com                                  ballbery at sinenomine.net
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I'll repeat myself:

1) The proposed extension will live behind a pragma
2) cabal does not take language extensions into account when computing
a build plan

The only way to give cabal a clue about a used extension is to put a
lower bound on base, but you specifically rejected that as ridiculous.


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