duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Sun Aug 12 10:46:02 EDT 2007
On Sat, 2007-08-11 at 16:05 +0300, Esa Ilari Vuokko wrote:
> I have few more questions, I couldn't find answer on my own, even if
> they mostly seem silly :-) If there's resolutions requiring coding,
> I'll try to follow up with patches.
> * Are extended fields going to be part of public interface (HEAD
> Cabal doesn't warn for fields starting "x-")?
They probably should be, just as a [(Name, Value)] style format.
> * Could we document what's allowed format/character set for file
> specified by license-file? (cabal2wix needs to make rtf from the
> text to show it during install - I'd like to know if that's going
> to be sensibly possible.)
We should say that .cabal files and the license file are UTF8. But then
we need to make that true too ;-)
> * Is ghc-pkg supposed to handle license-file field? GHC documents it,
> referring to Cabal docs, but Cabal doesn't generate it for
> installed-pkg-config. (Maybe because license file is not
No idea. It looks like it does not contain the license file in the
InstalledPackageInfo which is the structure ghc-pkg uses.
Do you think we really need that? We can install the license file even
without ghc-pkg knowing about it.
> * Are defaultMain-helpers supposed to turn relative paths from
> commandline into absolute ones? (I ran into this problem with Alex'
> Setup.lhs, which changes working directory for copying files.)
No idea. Can you be more specific?
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