Specifying dependencies on Haskell code

David Roundy droundy at darcs.net
Mon May 5 06:50:45 EDT 2008

On Sun, May 04, 2008 at 05:20:54PM +0100, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> On Sat, May 03, 2008 at 11:30:44AM -0700, David Roundy wrote:
> > On Sat, May 03, 2008 at 02:51:33PM +0100, Ian Lynagh wrote:
> > >
> > > According to http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/PythonEggs, with
> > > python eggs you do things like
> > >     from pkg_resources import require
> > >     require("FooBar>=1.2")
> > 
> > > From what I can tell, python eggs aren't a build system either, but
> > > rather a binary package format.
> To install a trac plugin you download a tarball and do something like
> python setup.py bdist_egg to create the .egg file, which you can then put
> in the appropriate place. I think in general you can also do python
> setup.py install to have it installed as a python library.
> I know virtually nothing about eggs, and even less about gems, but I am
> under the impression that they aim to solve the same problem as Cabal.

Maybe the problem is that noone seems to know what problem cabal is
supposed to be solving.  What problem is that? Some say it's a
configuration/build system.  Others say it's a packaging system.  I think
it's the latter.


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