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

Henning Thielemann lemming at
Sun Mar 17 21:20:47 CET 2013

On Sun, 17 Mar 2013, Ian Lynagh wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 09:04:58PM +0100, Henning Thielemann wrote:
>> On Sun, 17 Mar 2013, Ian Lynagh wrote:
>>> I think it would be feasible to stop GHC itself from using the human
>>> readable format. The only place I can think of it being used is in the
>>> package database, but we could use either Read/Show for that, or just
>>> exclusively use the binary format.
>> I already needed the human readable format in order to check what
>> information a custom configure file generated.
> You can use "ghc-pkg describe p" for that.
> I don't think you should ever need the human readable format unless you
> need to alter the package database by hand.

I think I also altered these package descriptions in order to check what 
the correct content should be.

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