[jhc] Building cabal packages

David Roundy daveroundy at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 15:40:19 EST 2009

Jhc (in this regard it is just like ghc, in fact) accepts only a very
simple format similar to the cabal files.  Ghc introduced this file
format first, and jhc works fine (I think) with just about any file
produced for ghc, but not with the newer cabal stuff (that ghc will
also barf on).  That said, it sounds quite likely that your build

What do you get with jhc --list-libraries and jhc --list-libraries --verbose?


On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 3:33 PM, Chris Eidhof <chris at eidhof.nl> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> What's the way to build a cabalized package with jhc? I tried the following:
>> hc --build-hl Yampa.cabal yampa-
>> jhc --build-hl Yampa.cabal yampa-
>> jhc 0.7.3 (-n 0.7.2-40
>> )
>> Creating library from description file: "Yampa.cabal"
>> Reading: "Yampa.cabal"
>> Finding Dependencies...
>> Using Ho Cache: '/Users/chris/.jhc/cache'
>> Typechecking...
>> Compiling...
>> Writing Library: Yampa-
> But I don't think jhc actually compiled something, or it was *really* fast.
> I tried copying that .hl file to my JHC_LIBRARY_PATH, but when I invoke JHC
> with "-pyampa" it still won't find it. I'm a bit lost...
> -chris

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