Cabal and simultaneous installations of the same package

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Mon Mar 23 22:10:09 UTC 2015

On Mon, 2015-03-23 at 20:13 +0000, Simon Peyton Jones wrote:
> But I'm hazy about why sandboxes are needed at all.  As I understand
> it, they were invented to solve the very problem that is now solved
> (if only Cabal could take advantage of it).

Yes, the nix approach would subsume sandboxes.

I cover this in this post


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