planning for ghc-6.10.1 and hackage

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at
Fri Oct 3 12:53:05 EDT 2008

On Oct 3, 2008, at 04:55 , Simon Marlow wrote:
> Duncan Coutts wrote:
>> I propose two solutions:
>>      * Fix the dependency resolver
>>      * Add support in Cabal and Hackage for suggested version
>>        constraints
> Simon PJ just came up with a suggestion for the second part.  The  
> idea is this:
> If we see a dependency like "base >= 3" with no upper limit, we  
> should satisfy it with base-3 in preference to base-4, on the  
> grounds that the package is much more likely to build with base-3.   
> This seems to be a solution that works without any magic shims or  
> "preference files" or anything else.

Choose the lowest available version that satisfies all of the  

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at
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electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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