Unregistering a package

Peter Simons simons at cryp.to
Thu Feb 10 17:29:00 EST 2005

Simon Marlow writes:

 > The general syntax of package ids is:

 >    pkgid ::= pkg ('-' version)?
 >    pkg ::= (alphanum|'-')+
 >    version ::= (digit+) ('.' digit+)* ('-' alphanum+)*

Thanks. I gave my package the version "hsdns-0.0-2005-02-10"
and that fixed the problem.

 > Perhaps we should change the syntax of package ids
 > though?

In my humble opinion, GHC shouldn't try to guess what
version identifiers mean; I would treat them as a literal
strings without any parsing. But that's probably just me.

Anyway, thanks for the clarification.


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