[Haskell-cafe] Standard package file format

Harendra Kumar harendra.kumar at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 23:53:20 UTC 2016

On 17 September 2016 at 03:43, Herbert Valerio Riedel <hvriedel at gmail.com>

> I'm not sure if this has been pointed out already, but beyond turning a
> proper grammar into a stringly-typed one, shoehorning some features of
> .cabal files into YAML syntax really appear like a case of the "Genius
> Tailor"[1], e.g. consider the `hpack` example
>    when:
>      - condition: flag(fast)
>        then:
>          ghc-options: -O2
>        else:
>          ghc-options: -O0
I agree. Supporting conditionals with YAML looks hacky!

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