This wiki is for development of the Cabal project.
Cabal is a Common Architecture for Building Applications and Libraries in the Haskell programming language. It was originally the subject of a proposal by a team of influential Haskell implementors to unify the then-disparate methods for turning a collection of
.hs files into a program that could be run. It consists of several components:
Some things have been written sufficiently recently that they haven't made it into the guide yet:
We use the GitHub issue tracker for both Cabal and cabal-install.
For asking questions:
#hackageIRC channel on Freenode.
Information that should be attached to development of the Cabal library and cabal-install tool goes on this wiki. Information about how to use Cabal or cabal-install should end up in the user's guide, but drafting something to go in there counts as development information, so goes on the wiki :)
If you want a quick chat, go to IRC. If you want a thoughtful discussion, go to the mailing list. If that discussion proves fruitful, write a wiki article about it! Much wisdom is stored in ML archives but inscrutable to the casual observer; wiki articles are much easier to find and update.
GitHub wikis are built on Gollum, and information on how to use them is detailed in its README. They support a variety of markup languages, but for consistency's sake, we should probably stick to using Markdown everywhere.
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