Testing that packages still compile

Mikolaj Konarski mikolaj at well-typed.com
Thu May 31 20:38:44 UTC 2018


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On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 11:32 AM, S├ębastien Hinderer
<Sebastien.Hinderer at inria.fr> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> I am part of the OCaml development team. As you may know, OCaml has a
> package manager a bit similar to cabal whose name is opam.
>
> One of my colleagues spends quite a lot of time trying to make sure that
> packages still compile with a new version of the compiler, when we
> release it. When a package does not compile any longer, it seems it is a
> highly non-trivial task to figure out what exactly is broken: is it the
> package itself which has been broken by a change in the compiler, or is
> it one of its dependencies.
>
> I am assuming the same kind of problems occur with Haskell and am
> wondering how they are handle.
>
> Has there been something published on this kind of problem?
>
> Any pointer, comment or contact appreciated.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> S├ębastien.
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