Default prefix for Cabal on Windows

Axel Simon A.Simon at
Thu Jun 16 04:07:52 EDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-15 at 20:56 -0700, Daan Leijen wrote:
> I think that "c:\Program Files" is already too cluttered, maybe
> we should use:
> 1) C:\Program Files\Haskell\<package-name>-<version>
> or
> 2) C:\Haskell\<package-name>-<version>
> where "Haskell" could also be "Packages" I guess.

I strongly reject Daan's point :-). The prefix should come from the
registry, since that is the Windows way. "C:\Program Files" doesn't even
exists on foreign-language Windows machines. And programs which assume
they know that C: is the right (i.e. only) hard disk are a pain, since
you can do a network install where only Registry entries are local.


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