stack VS Cabal

Compare stack vs Cabal and see what are their differences.

stack

The Haskell Tool Stack (by commercialhaskell)

Cabal

Official upstream development repository for Cabal and cabal-install (by haskell)
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stack Cabal
16 38
3,634 1,307
0.7% 0.8%
7.7 9.5
22 days ago 8 days ago
Haskell Haskell
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.

stack

Posts with mentions or reviews of stack. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-26.

Cabal

Posts with mentions or reviews of Cabal. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-03.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing stack and Cabal you can also consider the following projects:

ghcid - Very low feature GHCi based IDE

castle - A tool to manage shared cabal-install sandboxes.

implicit-hie - Auto generate a stack or cabal multi component hie.yaml file

bisect-binary - Tool to determine relevant parts of binary data

codeworld - Educational computer programming environment using Haskell

static-haskell-nix - easily build most Haskell programs into fully static Linux executables

cab - A maintenance command of Haskell cabal packages

hackage-repo-tool - Hackage security framework based on TUF (The Update Framework)

profiterole - GHC prof manipulation script

stackage - "Stable Hackage": vetted consistent packages from Hackage

bumper - Haskell tool to automatically bump package versions transitively.

cabal-dev - A wrapper program around cabal and cabal-install that maintains sandboxed build environments.