multiple cabal files in one directory?
lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Sat Jan 8 00:38:30 CET 2011
On Fri, 7 Jan 2011, Kathleen Fisher wrote:
> Is it possible to have a directory with multiple cabal files, telling
> cabal which file to use for a given install request by passing in a
> flag, say something like:
>> cabal install -f pads.cabal
>> cabal install -f forest.cabal
> In other words, something like the -f option in make.
> I looked through the cabal documentation, but didn't see an option for
> specifying the cabal file to use. Did I just fail to see the proper
> flag? or does it not exist?
I think it does not exist.
> If it doesn't, is that just because it
> hasn't been implemented, or is there a Good Reason?
If you tell what you are intending, then we can certainly find a solution
using existing Cabal features. So far I could describe the things I wanted
using Cabal flags. For instance I can choose the Hs-Source-Dirs depending
on a flag. I can switch on and off building of an executable and its
dependencies using a flag. There are other things that could be done with
flags, but should not be done, e.g. providing different APIs depending on
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