Isaac Jones ijones at syntaxpolice.org
Tue Aug 30 01:21:39 EDT 2005

Sven Panne <Sven.Panne at aedion.de> writes:

> I'd really be happy to learn how the problems mentioned above could be solved 
> without autotools or basically re-inventing autotools, seriously. I hate 
> writing obscure lines in M4 and sh probably as much as you do, but I can't 
> see a viable alternative. Rewriting all this stuff (plus all the utilities 
> used in the macros!) in Haskell doesn't look very attractive and realistic...

I should point out that re-inventing autotools has never been a goal
of Cabal.  We do work to detect a few things, like the ghc version and
such, but I don't see this expanding into a reimplementation of
autotools.  We have the ability to interface with autotools, though,
which I think is appropriate.



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