[Haskell-cafe] Using Cabal during development
limestrael at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 12:35:48 EST 2010
Okay, but have you ever felt the need to make in the same project a library
and an executable which depends on this library (even just like me, for
testing purpose)? How would you do it?
Jason Dusek wrote:
> My development environment is a Screen with Bash, Vim and GHCi
> If I can just load the files in GHCi or compile them with GHC
> without specifying many options or extensions, then I just do
> it that way. As soon as I feel a need to write a Makefile or a
> little build script, I write a Cabal file instead and switch
> to using `cabal-install'.
> When I say "many" options or extensions, I nearly mean "any".
> Most projects of mine get a Cabal file at the point where I
> feel the need for the first `LANGUAGE' pragma. (I usually omit
> `LANGUAGE' pragmas, delegating to Cabal for that. I'm not sure
> whether this is good or bad practice.)
> Jason Dusek
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