ats-pkg: A build tool for ATS

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A collection of scripts to simplify building ATS projects.

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  • Distribution
    • Distribution.ATS
  • Language
    • ATS
      • Language.ATS.Package


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Use -f <flag> to enable a flag, or -f -<flag> to disable that flag. More info


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Dependencies ansi-wl-pprint, ats-pkg, base (>=4.10 && <5), binary, bytestring, bzlib, Cabal (>=, cli-setup, composition-prelude (>=, containers (>=0.6), dependency (>=, dhall (>=1.26.1 && <1.27.0), directory (>=, file-embed (>=0.0.9), filemanip, filepath, http-client, http-client-tls, language-ats (>=, lzma, microlens, mtl, optparse-applicative, parallel-io, process, shake (>=0.17 && <0.18.4), shake-ats (>=, shake-c (>=, shake-ext (>=, tar, temporary, text, unix, unix-compat, zip-archive, zlib [details]
License BSD-3-Clause
Copyright Copyright: (c) 2018-2019 Vanessa McHale
Author Vanessa McHale
Revised Revision 2 made by vmchale at 2019-12-15T21:27:34Z
Category Development, ATS
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Uploaded by vmchale at 2019-10-19T19:36:00Z
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This is a build system for ATS written in Haskell and configured with Dhall. It is not fully working, but the configuration format is now stable.

atspkg works quite well as a build system, and acceptably well as a package manager.

Features & Non-Features

Things that atspkg will do for you:

  • Dramatically simplify CI for ATS projects
  • Simplify distribution of your project
  • Enable Haskell builds that depend on ATS code
  • Enable ATS builds that depend on Haskell code
  • Track all file dependencies
  • Make contributing to your projects easier
  • Run builds in parallel (like make)
  • Install patscc and other ATS tooling
  • Install manual pages and shell completions
  • Install ATS libraries
  • Dependency resolution

Things that atspkg will not do for you:

  • Give you the full flexibility of the C/ATS ecosystem
  • Integrate with other ecosystems
  • Provide a centralized package repository
  • Cache builds (like nix or cabal new-build)


As an example, the following will install polyglot:

atspkg remote

As you can see, this greatly simplifies distribution and testing of programs written in ATS.



The easiest way to install is via a script, viz.

curl -sSl | sh -s

Thereafter, you can run

atspkg upgrade

to upgrade to the latest release.


If that doesn't work, you can download Cabal and GHC and install with

cabal update
cabal new-install ats-pkg --symlink-bindir ~/.local/bin --happy-options='-gcsa' --alex-options='-g'

Note that $HOME/.local/bin will need to be on your PATH.

Quick Start

Install pi with

curl -LSfs | sh -s -- --git vmchale/project-init

Initialize an ATS project with

pi new ats project

Then build & run it:

cd project
atspkg run


You can find several examples with explanation here.

Global Configuration

atspkg is configured via a file in $HOME/.config/atspkg/config.dhall. You can set a custom package set as follows:

let version = "master"

let cfg =
  { defaultPkgs = "${version}/ats-pkg/pkgs/pkg-set.dhall"
  , path = ([] : Optional Text)
  , githubUsername = "vmchale"
  , filterErrors = False
in cfg

I recommend setting version to whichever branch your version of atspkg was built from.