Cabal and installing packages.
k.schupke at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Dec 3 07:04:42 EST 2004
Just been thinking about making Haskall packages easy to use and
install, and someone
suggested I looked at Cabal.
It seems to me at first glance that something important is missing... If
we imagine some
easy to use wrapper program for the user, which would allow them to
specify a library by name, and which would download a list of mirrors
from haskell.org, then fetch the package, configure, compile and install
it. It seems the library author should specify the dependancies of their
library so that the prequisit packages can be fetched first.
My question is does Cabal require the package author to specify
dependancies, and if not, perhaps it should.
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