[arch-haskell] Upgrading to monad-control-0.3

Peter Hercek phercek at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 11:39:06 CET 2012

On 01/03/2012 10:18 AM, Magnus Therning wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 10:12, Nicolas Pouillard
> <nicolas.pouillard at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Indeed but I support the concept of the haskell-platform. It is too
>> restrictive to only packages able to track the latest versions of
>> their dependencies.
>> I suggest we try this technique on one case first and the text package
>> seems to be a good example. We could package the latest version of
>> text and upgrade some package which depend on it.
> I'm sorry, but what "technique" are you referring to here?

There was a proposal (in the far past) to add "-hp" to the name of all 
packages which belong to haskell platform (HP). The different name would 
allow to have a HP package version and one more package version which 
was supposed to be the very latest stable version.
HP packages could depend only on other HP packages. Non-HP packages 
could depend on HP packages and also on non-HP packages.
Not sure whether there is some fundamental problem why this cannot work 
or it was only forgotten. Looks to me like it could work.


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