cabal2nix VS ghcup-hs

Compare cabal2nix vs ghcup-hs and see what are their differences.


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cabal2nix ghcup-hs
1 21
337 230
0.9% 8.3%
0.0 0.0
29 days ago 1 day ago
Haskell Haskell
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of cabal2nix. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-07.


Posts with mentions or reviews of ghcup-hs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-12.
  • Neovim: How to get variable type hinting?
    4 projects | /r/haskell | 12 May 2023
    I have been using helix with ghcup installed ghc(s) and language servers. It works with Haskell out of box, no configuration necessary. Helix is a modal editor, similar to but distinctly different from the vi family. Although a long time vim user I have found the switch to helix not too difficult and definitely worth the trouble.
  • Haskell ecosystem questions.
    5 projects | /r/haskell | 17 Mar 2023
  • Haskell IDE setup
    3 projects | /r/haskell | 24 Feb 2023
    makefile_dir := $(dir $(abspath $(lastword $(MAKEFILE_LIST)))) export PATH := $(makefile_dir):$(PATH) project_name ?= project_main ?= src/.hs retag_file ?= $(project_main) stack.yaml: @test -f stack.yaml || (echo -e "This makefile requires a 'stack.yaml' for your project.\nYou don't need to use 'stack' to build your project.\nYou just need a 'stack.yaml' specifying a resolver compatible with your GHC version.\nSee" && exit 1) stack: stack.yaml @which stack || (echo -e "This makefile requires 'stack' to be on your path. Use GHCup to install it.\nSee" && exit 1) .PHONY: stack warning.txt: -@uname -a | grep -q Darwin && echo "WARNING: On Mac, you must alias 'make' to 'gmake' in your shell config file (e.g. ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc). Symbolic links will not work." | tee warning.txt @echo "Add 'warning.txt' to your .gitignore file if you never want to see this message again." hasktags: warning.txt stack @echo 'stack exec -- hasktags' > hasktags @chmod +x hasktags @echo "You might like to add 'hasktags' to your .gitignore file." format: stack @stack exec -- fourmolu --stdin-input-file $(project_main) .PHONY: format retag: warning.txt stack @stack exec -- haskdogs -i $(retag_file) --hasktags-args "-x -c -a" | sort -u -o tags tags .PHONY: retag tags: warning.txt hasktags stack @stack exec -- haskdogs .PHONY: tags ghcid: stack @stack exec -- ghcid \ --command 'stack repl --ghc-options "-fno-code -fno-break-on-exception -fno-break-on-error -v1 -ferror-spans -j"' \ --restart stack.yaml \ --restart $(project_name).cabal \ --warnings \ --outputfile ./ghcid.txt .PHONY: ghcid
  • Any open source projects to contribute to for beginners
    8 projects | /r/haskell | 13 Feb 2023
  • I want to move from linux to bsd
    5 projects | /r/freebsd | 4 Feb 2023
    I don't know what FreeBSD's reasons for removing Haskell from the ports tree was -- but in any case, Haskell likes to have its own development & runtime environments. The recommended method (for Linux, as well as FreeBSD) to install the package managers (cabal & stack), & the toolchain nowadays is 'ghcup':
  • Already learned Scala syntax. Should the next book be "SICP" or "Function Programming in Scala"?
    2 projects | /r/scala | 24 Jan 2023
    If you want a solid understanding of FP and not just FP in Scala, I highly recommend installing GHCup and working through Haskell Programming From First Principles. Then I would work through Scala With Cats, Essential Effects, and Practical FP in Scala for how all of that maps onto Scala.
  • [ANN] GHCup- released
    4 projects | /r/haskell | 13 Jan 2023
    Follow the instructions here: GHCup
    4 projects | /r/haskell | 13 Jan 2023
    This is the first release that was executed via the new GitHub CI. Everything went smoothly, except for an unexpected packaging bug on windows due to text-2.0 linking against libstdc++ by default.
  • No HLS support for the "recommended" 9.2.5?
    2 projects | /r/haskell | 5 Dec 2022
  • dev environment for windows
    4 projects | /r/haskell | 1 Dec 2022 is the easiest way to get set up. It supports Windows installation through Powershell, or you can use the linux instructions to install it in WSL. There’s a slight performance impact to WSL, but especially for starting out just choose whichever environment is most comfortable.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing cabal2nix and ghcup-hs you can also consider the following projects:

stack - The Haskell Tool Stack

cblrepo - Tool to simplify managing a consistent set of Haskell packages for distributions.

TermuxArch - Experience the pleasure of the Linux command prompt in Android, Chromebook, Fire OS and Windows on smartphone, smartTV, tablet and wearable

ekg-json - JSON encoding of ekg metrics

jailbreak-cabal - Strip version restrictions from build dependencies in Cabal files.

Cabal - Official upstream development repository for Cabal and cabal-install

stackage - Stable Haskell package sets: vetted consistent packages from Hackage

termux-packages - A package build system for Termux.

packunused - Tool for detecting redundant Cabal package dependencies

distribution-nixpkgs - Haskell types and functions to represent, query, and manipulate the Nixpkgs distribution. | Source has moved to

ghc-dump - A GHC plugin and library for analysing GHC Core