state of the cabal (preprocessors)
simonmar at microsoft.com
Wed Oct 27 16:03:28 EDT 2004
On 27 October 2004 18:15, Isaac Jones wrote:
> Right, but I was actually talking about the 'build' step, which is a
> bit funny... For the build step, we have to do preprocessing still, so
> that the developer or user of VS can use the code.
> For the install step, unlike the other systems, we're proposing that
> we do the preprocessing here rather than at the build step since
> presumably it would be more convinient to be platform independent at
> that point?
> I'm not sure why this is such a great idea. For each other haskell
> implementation, once you build, it's tied to the platform, and you no
> longer need the build tools. Why not do the same thing for hugs?
I think there's been a misunderstanding. At least I was assuming you
would do the same thing for Hugs, that is preprocess the sources at
build time. I thought this was the plan all along... apologies if I'm
the source of the misunderstanding.
More information about the Libraries