Cabal (software)

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Cabal
Original author(s) Isaac Jones
Developer(s) Duncan Coutts
Initial release January 2005
Stable release 1.16.0.3 / November 2012
Development status Active
Written in Haskell
Operating system Any Unix-like, Microsoft Windows
Size 0.3 megabytes
Available in English
Type Application level package manager
License BSD
Website http://www.haskell.org/cabal/

The Haskell Cabal is the Common Architecture for Building Applications and Libraries; it aids in the packaging and distribution of software packages. It is contained in the Haskell Platform.

Cabalizing[edit]

Cabalizing is the process of making a library written in the Haskell programming language conformant to the requirements of the Cabal library infrastructure. Cabalizing may be required if a library was initially developed without taking those requirements into consideration, or if it was developed prior to the introduction of Cabal to the Haskell community.

Use[edit]

Cabal packages provide a standard set of metadata and build process; thus, it is possible to develop tools to upload Cabal packages to the CPAN-like community repository of software, Hackage, or even allow for automated downloading, compilation, and installation of desired packages from Hackage (through the cabal-install tool).

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