Advance notice that I'd like to make Cabal depend on parsec

Conrad Parker conrad at
Fri Mar 15 05:37:10 CET 2013

On 14 March 2013 22:53, Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at> wrote:
> I've been doing regression testing against hackage and I'm satisfied
> that the new parser matches close enough. I've uncovered all kinds of
> horrors with .cabal files in the wild relying on quirks of the old
> parser. I've made adjustments for most of them but I will be breaking a
> half dozen old packages

When you say you've "made adjustments for" dodgy .cabal files in the
wild, do you mean that you'll send those maintainers patches that make
their cabal files less dodgy, or do you mean you've added hacks to
your parser to reproduce the quirky behaviour?


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