[darcs-users] darcs patch: Make utf8-string mandatory. (and 1 more)

Jason Dagit dagit at codersbase.com
Fri Jul 24 02:03:25 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 6:42 PM, Trent W. Buck <twb at cybersource.com.au>wrote:

> Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> writes:
> > So we could *still* try to keep the zlib code around, only this time
> > agree to get rid of it, when it is a demonstrably an impediment to
> > progress.
> Consider the case where a user reports a strange bug that none of us can
> reproduce.  After weeks of discussion, it finally is discovered that
> zlib 0.5.0 was installed on that user's system, so cabal silently picked
> -f-zlib.  That user was using the internal zlib instead of libHSzlib.
> This actually happened to me -- if I hadn't bothered to configure
> --verbose and check the flags, I would be running the internal zlib
> right now and not even know it.

Good point.  I think we may want to check if cabal has a 'deprecation'
warning it can give for certain options or combinations of options.  If so,
we could use that.  I guess we could even implement it as a hook, but if we
go to that much trouble we might as well just get rid of this zlib.

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