[Haskell-cafe] [Haskell-community] technical thoughts on stack

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 23:24:52 UTC 2016

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 7:19 PM, Harendra Kumar <harendra.kumar at gmail.com>

> How about cabal-install using the YAML format as hpack has proven that it
> works very well for expressing the existing .cabal files? YAML is simple,
> flexible and open, used across many tools so the knowledge of format is
> more widely sharable which has its advantages. Are there reasons to keep
> using the cabal format other than the legacy reasons and the pain of asking
> everyone to move to another format?

Could you explain what aspect of a format for which all code and
documentation is open source defines it as "closed" to you?

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