Stack (Haskell)

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stack
Initial releaseJune 23, 2015; 4 years ago (2015-06-23) [1]
Stable release
1.9.3 [2] / December 2, 2018; 9 months ago (2018-12-02)
Written inHaskell
Operating systemAny Unix-like, Microsoft Windows
Size9 megabytes
Available inEnglish
LicenseBSD
Websitewww.haskellstack.org

Stack is a tool to build Haskell projects and manage their dependencies. It uses the Cabal library together with (by default) a curated version of the Hackage repository.[3][4]

Stack competes against Cabal's binary cabal-install[5] and has been created as a result of the overall criticism about dependency problems.[6] It does not, however, provide its own package format, but uses existing *.cabal files and complements projects with an additional stack.yaml file.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "stack 0.1 released". FP Complete. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Release v1.9.3". GitHub repository commercialhaskell/stack. Retrieved 2 Dec 2018.
  3. ^ "Stackage Server". FP Complete. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Haskell Communities and Activities Report Thirty Second Edition — May 2017" (PDF). Mihai Maruseac. Retrieved 2017-08-10.
  5. ^ "Why is stack not cabal?". Retrieved 27 January 2016. This blog post is intended to answer two very frequest questions about stack: how is it different from Cabal? And: Why was it developed as a separate project instead of being worked on with Cabal?
  6. ^ "What do Haskellers want? Over a thousand tell us". Retrieved 13 January 2016. Package management with cabal is the single worst aspect of using Haskell. Asked if improvements to package management would make a difference to their future choice of Haskell for a project, 38% said it would be "crucial" and a further 29% said it would be "important". Comments connected cabal with words like hell, pain, awful, sucks, frustrating, and hideous. Only this topic showed such grave dissatisfaction.