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    A really bad bug. It’s nice to see both how quickly it was handled, and how polite the bug report was. Given the potential severity of deleting a user’s ~/.ssh folder, I’m surprised the reporter wasn’t irate.

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      Just goes to show the importance of backups. Or managing the contents of ~/.ssh in some other method that can restore things when needed.

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      I’m a little bit put-off by how quickly the Haskell community moved to stack. Cabal had its problems (and stack hasn’t replaced cabal so much as it lives on top of it) but I felt like people were too quick to deprecate vanilla cabal and push stack when it didn’t seem that the kinks had been worked out.

      The thing I love about Haskell is the ability to write extremely reliable code. Unfortunately, I found that a number of things I wanted to do were stack-reliant because the community had jumped to the new solution so quickly, and I found stack to be changing so quickly that the installation process didn’t always match what was said in the resources.

      All of that said, this is a minor criticism and I’ll give the Haskell community this: they do care about correctness and technical excellence (and, alas, most of the software industry doesn’t) and they’re quick to fix bugs, especially nasty ones like this.

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        Spin up enough new people/projects and you start to really appreciate Stack for how much time it saves you. Kick around one of a few projects on the reg and it seems less compelling.

        Becomes more so if you change compilers between projects or within the same project.

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          That makes a lot of sense. It’s obvious even now that Stack is better than vanilla Cabal. The trouble I ran into with it was also months ago, and it seems to have improved a lot.