Ticket #3115 (closed feature request: fixed)
mark ghc.cabal so that unsuspecting newbies don't try to edit it
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Please change the configure/build system so that (a) ghc.cabal is not writable and (b) it contains a comment at the top saying that people wishing to add source files to the compiler should extend file ghc.cabal.in and re-run ../configure; they should not edit ghc.cabal directly.
I know of two people who have fallen into this pit; let's not have any more.