Ticket #254 (closed defect: fixed)
Misleading documentation on comments in .cabal
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in http://www.haskell.org/cabal/release/latest/doc/users-guide/x30.html#pkg-descr we read, "In the package description file, lines beginning with "--" are treated as comments and ignored."
This isn't right, since it's actually -- after any amount of whitespace; you can indent as you please, and cabal will still treat it as a comment and not try to interpret your crazy English stuff. It's a bit misleading.