checking upper bounds on base
duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 3 06:36:56 EDT 2009
On Tue, 2009-06-02 at 11:35 +0100, Ross Paterson wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 10:26:34AM +0100, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> > I'd like to get Hackage using the new check for base being bounded
> > above. I think it'll make a big difference when it comes to future
> > ghc/base upgrades. The last one was papered over by cabal-install
> > defaulting to base 3 when the package author did not specify otherwise.
> > That will not work forever.
> > [...]
> > For the practical issues:
> > I'll can send announcement to the haskell (+cafe) mailing list
> > explaining what people have to do and the rationale.
> It's ready to go.
> Would you like to send your announcement first?
I also realised if we're encouraging people to use:
build-depends: base >= 3 && < 5
then cabal should be picking base 4 in this case. That was ticket
http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/485 which I've just now
implemented, but it need testing, back-porting and releasing as
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