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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