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

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Wed May 9 04:26:22 EDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-08 at 17:55 -0700, Stefan O'Rear wrote:
> 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. 

The issue preventing progress with Cabal is a lack of developers
interested in sending patches and implementing all these great ideas
that everyone has.


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