patch applied (packages/regex-base): Make setup
scriptcompileagain after recent Cabal changes
ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Sat Sep 1 14:57:38 EDT 2007
On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 08:34:43PM +0200, Sven Panne wrote:
> On Saturday 01 September 2007 20:13, Ross Paterson wrote:
> > [...] However a package that uses a
> > boilerplate Setup.hs (as 90% of the packages on Hackage do) needs only
> > backwards compatibility of the .cabal format, and that has been carefully
> > preserved.
> Alas, that's [not] true: Today I had to unbreak the "time" package
> exactly because the .cabal format has been changed.
Only because the development version of time.cabal was using the new
extensions while they were being developed. The backwards compatibility
is between released versions. The .cabal file in the time package in
Hackage should still work with the new Cabal.
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