[Hackage] #435: ban upwardly open version ranges in dependencies on base

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Tue Jun 2 05:42:30 EDT 2009

#435: ban upwardly open version ranges in dependencies on base
  Reporter:  duncan         |        Owner:           
      Type:  enhancement    |       Status:  new      
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:  Cabal-1.8
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:  
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:           
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  normal   
Ghcversion:  6.8.3          |     Platform:           
Comment (by ross at soi.city.ac.uk):

 Replying to [comment:4 duncan]:
 > Replying to [comment:3 ross]:
 > > You will need to get GHC releases of core packages to follow the PVP
 strictly if you do this.
 > It'd certainly be much more consistent though I'm not sure it's strictly
 necessary. I mean, I don't think we need to wait. The sooner we get
 hackage to enforce this, the larger the set of packages that will move
 over smoothly when we get base 5.

 OK, I missed that you were just talking about base (but base is still a

 > We've been treating base as if it were just had one major version digit
 rather than the two specified by the PVP. Most packages follow this too,
 using just ">= 3 && < 4" etc.

 And yet version numbers of base have 4 components -- I think the situation
 is unclear, and we need a clear statement if these constraints are to be

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/435#comment:6>
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