package description files

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Tue Jan 4 10:31:44 EST 2005

On 04 January 2005 10:36, Ross Paterson wrote:

> I'd like to second Krasimir's suggestion that package description
> files be called Package.description (or package.description), which
> seems obviously more appropriate than Setup.description.  In
> addition, these files will be used by other tools as well as Cabal
> setup scripts.

Actually I'm slightly in favour of <package>.{hspkg,hsproj}.  The point
of a file suffix is to give some useful information about the contents
of the file, and preferably to uniquely identify its format;
.description is just too vague (although I don't know of any other uses
for the .description suffix).


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