[Hackage] #418: 'cabal check' should warn about open lower bounds

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Sun Nov 30 23:09:41 EST 2008

#418: 'cabal check' should warn about open lower bounds
  Reporter:  Saizan              |        Owner:        
      Type:  enhancement         |       Status:  new   
  Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:        
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:  HEAD  
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:        
Difficulty:  easy (<4 hours)     |   Ghcversion:  6.10.1
  Platform:                      |  
 Dependencies of the form "foo > x" don't really make sense given the
 hackage version policy, since they exclude x but include x.y which is
 supposed to have a similar api, and if you want something introduced in a
 minor (or lesser) release you can explicitly mention that.

 Also what is often intended with that notation is foo >= (x+1), causing

 I propose that we allow only closed lower bounds, i.e. foo >= x.

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/418>
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