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Bug#751785: ITP: haskell-shake -- build system library, like Make, but more accurate dependencies

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>

* Package name    : haskell-shake
  Version         : 0.13.1
  Upstream Author : Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell@gmail.com>
* URL             : http://hackage.haskell.org/package/shake
* License         : BSD-3-clause
  Programming Lang: Haskell
  Description     : build system library, like Make, but more accurate dependencies

Shake is a Haskell library for writing build systems - designed as a
replacement for make.

To use Shake the user writes a Haskell program that imports
Development.Shake, defines some build rules, and calls the
Development.Shake.shakeArgs function. Thanks to do notation and infix
operators, a simple Shake build system is not too dissimilar from a
simple Makefile. However, as build systems get more complex, Shake is
able to take advantage of the excellent abstraction facilities offered
by Haskell and easily support much larger projects. The Shake library
provides all the standard features available in other build systems,
including automatic parallelism and minimal rebuilds. Shake also
provides more accurate dependency tracking, including seamless support
for generated files, and dependencies on system information (e.g.
compiler version). 

(This has been in the Haskell team's package plan for a while; I'm
packaging it now because the current version of haskell-hoogle became
unbuildable following the transition to haskell-conduit 1.1, and newer
upstream versions of haskell-hoogle require shake.)

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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