version tags

Ross Paterson ross at
Wed May 14 08:41:33 EDT 2008

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 10:54:00AM +0100, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-05-09 at 19:02 +0100, Ross Paterson wrote:
> > On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 10:12:06AM +0100, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> > > I'm planning on changing the equivalent of showVersion in Cabal to not
> > > display the tags.
> > 
> > The hackageDB upload script rejects packages for which show of parse is
> > not the original string (in the .cabal file, the directory name and the
> > tarfile name).  So the effect would be to ban tags.
> Yes, though a more specific error message is a bit friendlier which is
> why I sent the patch to do that.

OK, but if we're going to ban tags, we ought to remove them altogether
(library proposal for base and all).

Perhaps whoever thought tags were a good idea could present the case for
them.  Simon (M)?

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