2013.4.0.0 proposal - getting to alpha

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 05:02:07 UTC 2013

On 26 November 2013 15:46, Mikhail Glushenkov
<the.dead.shall.rise at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM, Mark Lentczner
> <mark.lentczner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Here is the current status of the 2013.4.0.0 proposal.
>> [...]
>> Cabal:
>>         Cabal: 1.16.0 → consensus seems to be that this will be
>> okay
> Will it be fine to include both versions of Cabal with the installer
> (to avoid building GHC myself)? The installer can run `ghc-pkg hide
> Cabal-1.16` as the final step, so the user will never even see the
> extra copy of Cabal.

Is this necessary?

For me at least, "ghc-pkg list" still shows non-exposed packages (but
shades them blue in the output list; I've also had them appear in
braces before IIRC).  Using ghci or just ghc with Cabal modules will
default to the highest version unless specified otherwise.

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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