cabal beginner issues (other-modules, build-depends)

Johannes Waldmann waldmann at
Fri Sep 23 03:44:36 EDT 2005

> Another way to look at both issues is that if ghc can figure out other
> modules and packages itself, the user shouldn't be required to specify
> them in a cabal file. ...

Definitely. Having the list of modules in the .cabal is unnecessary
duplication of information (because it's in the sources already).
This is bound to get out-of-sync during development -
unless you use some kind of Makefile to generate the .cabal file,
which defeats the very purpose of Cabal itself.

Unrelated question: can someone please share an example that shows
how to put user-defined options for  haddock  in a .cabal?

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