[darcs-users] enfranchising darcs?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Fri Oct 17 16:42:56 UTC 2008

>    On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 9:24 AM, Don Stewart <[1]dons at galois.com> wrote:
>      > Keep in mind, you cannot currently build with cabal without also using
>      > autotools and gnu make and perl.  Cabal is not one of the existing
>      > alternatives.
>      ??
>      That's incorrect.
>    Just clarifying this....
>    David is referring to the building of darcs only, not 90% of cabalized
>    projects.

Ah ha. Then the important thing here is that Cabal doesn't do C or
system tests (though this is an open ticket). If someone has some nice
Haskell code that could do that, Cabal could actually use it, to
replace autotools.

After all, Cabal will run whatever 'configure' script there is, written
in whatever language.

An opening for a new, better feature test system there perhaps, leaving
cabal to deal with language flags and distribution.

-- Don

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