Specifying dependencies on Haskell code
igloo at earth.li
Sat May 3 09:51:33 EDT 2008
On Fri, May 02, 2008 at 09:55:32AM -0700, David Roundy wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 09:22:56PM +0100, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> > We settled on a fairly traditional model, where one specifies the names
> > and versions of packages of Haskell code.
> Do you actually have any precedent for such a system?
> I know there is a long history of the autoconf-style approach being
> successful. Can you point to any success stories of the approach chosen
> for cabal?
LaTeX does things like
According to http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/PythonEggs, with
python eggs you do things like
from pkg_resources import require
According to http://blogs.cocoondev.org/crafterm/archives/004653.html,
with Ruby gems you do things like
s.add_dependency("dependency", ">= 0.x.x")
(URLs found by googling for "how to make a <foo>")
Those were just the first 3 things I thought of.
I don't know what you would consider a success, though.
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