Cabal feedback notes
ijones at syntaxpolice.org
Fri Oct 22 13:35:37 EDT 2004
Hi Graham. In brief...
Graham Klyne <gk at ninebynine.org> writes:
> It's not GHC that's the main problem, its the dependency on makefiles.
> But if I can use hscpp, that's less of a problem.
No, it's the dependency on GHC's ability to CPP. I don't know if you
can use hscpp, I haven't tried.
> Summary: I think the next step is this: if you can point me at the
> non-portable modules in Cabal, I can try and figure out what it takes
> to run them under Windows, and feed the details back to you.
AFAIK, there aren't any non-portable modules, after you've cpp'd them.
If there are, I'd like to know about it.
Just look at the makefile calls to ghc, I think it's pretty
mkdir -p dist/tmp
ghc --make -Wall -odir dist/tmp -hidir dist/tmp Setup -o setup
Then you can use ./setup configure, build, install, etc.
> Also, maybe, if you can point me to the code that invokes make, I'll
> see if I can figure a way to add a revectoring point there.
None of the Distribution.Simple invokes make.
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