Cabal and installing packages.

Keean Schupke k.schupke at
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, 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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