SearchPath (was RE: hackage, cabal-get, and security)

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Wed May 18 04:00:59 EDT 2005

On 17 May 2005 17:14, S. Alexander Jacobson wrote:

>>  - versioning
> With SearchPath, you supply the URLs of the module maps you want to
> use.  SearchPath then uses these map to locate, download and "install"
> needed libraries without further user intervention.
> A module map is just a file mapping module names to the base URLs of
> directories in which they reside.  If you want to supply the URL of a
> particular version of a module map rather than "latest" you are free
> to do that.

But how do you know what module maps were being used by the author of
the module you download?  Don't you have to download their module map
file too?


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