version tags

Ross Paterson ross at
Fri May 9 05:29:24 EDT 2008

On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 10:12:06AM +0100, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> It's clear we should drop the check on the tags from the == test but I'm
> not sure if we should also change the showVersion or parseVersion
> functions.
> I'm planning on changing the equivalent of showVersion in Cabal to not
> display the tags.

What are tags for?  Should we have them at all?

Currently they've been used in:


which seem to be non-maintainer releases.  You'd want such versions to
be distinguished from the untagged versions.

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