Extending Cabal

John Meacham john at repetae.net
Fri May 13 03:49:09 EDT 2005

On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 12:46:26AM -0700, John Meacham wrote:
> It is funny you should mention this. I need this feature exactly to get
> around limitations of darcs that wern't a problem with CVS :).
> Darcs can't compose multiple repositories such that they share a root,
> therefore in order to compose several haskell projects, I need to treat
> each of their source directories as potential locations of haskell code. 
> There are a _lot_ of external factors that constrain the way one may lay
> out files. Making cabal less flexible in this regard would only make it
> less likely to be adopted. I already had to jump through hoops to get
> hierarchical names to play well with automake due to its ideas of what
> goes in subdirectories were different than haskells and it wasn't very
> fun and not the sort of thing I like to do. (fight my tools)  We should
> make cabal very flexible if we expect it to be used.

Hmm.. I think I may have been confused about what feature I was
responding too here... but the reasoning is more or less the same for
both changes. 

John Meacham - ⑆repetae.net⑆john⑈ 

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