Language extensions - backwards compatibility
ia at stryx.demon.co.uk
Fri Jan 29 19:50:58 EST 2010
On 28 Jan 2010 at 15:45, Don Stewart wrote:
> Could you talk a bit about why you need to support 6.4 onwards -- that
> seems like quite a burden. Is the effort worth it?
The code was developed on 6.4, and I would really quite like to continue 6.4
support for personal reasons, if nothing else.
But I would like to release it on Hackage eventually, so I really need to
consider support for later releases. :-)
In principle, I don't anticipate any portability problems, other than this
practical one of managing the way the various versions of the compiler handle
Obviously, there may come a point where I cut 6.4 loose, and to some extent
this depends on what sort of solution (if any) to this problem arises.
Iain Alexander ia at stryx.demon.co.uk
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