[Haskell-cafe] Standard package file format
imantc at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 15:35:53 UTC 2016
> Would cabal-install need to link in all these maintained libraries
statically? Or would there be some plug-in mechanism to load them on demand?
well the libraries would need to be official and some with the packager.
the formats would be perfectly interchangeable i.e.
cabal -> standard_type -> yaml -> standard_type -> json -> standard_type ->
would produce the same cabal file
only 1 config file per package to avoid confusion
however if the user prefers working with format F, they can always convert
the format which came with the package, to F
the file can always be validated by virtue of parsing and reproducing the
original file without errors.
it comes at a price of duplicated efforts however it would give every
choice one can wish for. If one must use yaml, they use yaml etc.
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