Build system idea
rl at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu Aug 28 10:55:56 EDT 2008
On 28/08/2008, at 19:27, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> Duncan, I'm not following every detail here, but it's clear that you
> have some clear mental infrastructure in your head that informs and
> underpins the way Cabal is. Cabal "takes the view that...", has
> "principles", and "is clearly partitioned internally".
> These things are clear to you, but my sense it that they are *not*
> clear even to other well-informed people. (I exclude myself from
> this group.) It's like the Loch Ness monster: the bits above the
> waves make sense only when you get an underwater picture that shows
> you the monster underneath that explains why the humps surface in
> the way they do.
FWIW, I fully agree with this (although I'm not especially well-
informed in this particular area). It would be immensely helpful if
Cabal's "philosophy" was described somewhere.
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