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

Harendra Kumar harendra.kumar at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 23:31:37 UTC 2016

On 16 September 2016 at 04:54, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com> wrote:

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

Well, I did not mean closed in that sense. What I meant was it is custom
built for a very specific purpose, maybe I chose the wrong word, sorry
about that.

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