[Haskell-cafe] Re: a cabal/database lib experience

Ian Lynagh igloo at earth.li
Thu Dec 14 14:38:53 EST 2006

On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 11:33:21PM +1100, Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:
> simonmarhaskell:
> > 
> > >   - cabal/darcs/haddock are no replacement for minimal help texts:
> > >       cabal should require the existence of a README
> > 
> > absolutely, this has occurred to me too.  There should be a stanard Cabal 
> > README file, and Don's mkcabal tool could drop it in the tree.
> This occurred to me too. My current plan for mkcabal is that it creates:
>     foo.cabal
>     Setup.lhs
>     README

Just a small point, but I'd expect README to be very specific to each
project, whereas I'd expect to find the three "runhaskell Setup.hs"
commands in INSTALL (similar to the generic ./configure;make;make install
file you find with C programs.



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