[Haskell] -compiler-options vs {#-LANGUAGE Flags-#}

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Tue May 8 20:55:49 EDT 2007

On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 05:51:37PM -0700, John Meacham wrote:
> perhaps what can be done for compiler support is to add a new 'common
> api' that newer compilers can use and a real --compiler option rather
> than the current --ghc --hugs hardcoded stuff. it should be just as easy
> as adding a specific hard-coded 'jhc' target and wouldn't feel so dirty.
> :)

I second John's proposal.  Cabal should not be cloning the ugly mess
that is Unix build technology.  Cabal is a fresh start - if we don't
believe that, cabal will become just as nasty as fptools, with the
added insult of requiring a Haskell compiler. 


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