Cabal and installing packages.

Keean Schupke k.schupke at
Tue Dec 7 07:26:34 EST 2004

Simon Marlow wrote:

>I might be on my own here, but I happen to think that the way Gentoo
>encourages you to have local optimisation flag settings is complete
>madness.   Probably the only good thing that can be said for it is that
>it's given the gcc developers a lot of good testing.
>I don't think we want to do this for Haskell, it introduces one more way
>for things to go wrong, and one more thing to forget in a bug report.
>	Simon
I think you dont want to make advanced features too easy to use...
(on the other hand automatic error reporting can gather all the
relavent system info into an email - and you can have a safe compile
mode that ignores local settings).

I was thinking it may be nice to have a standard way for installers
to store installer specific data with each Cabal package... maybe
a window style init file, that can be used for example to disable
certain features...

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