[Haskell-cafe] What's wrong with "cgi-undecidable"?

Bjorn Bringert bringert at cs.chalmers.se
Sun Feb 11 03:11:59 EST 2007

On Feb 11, 2007, at 0:12 , Robin Green wrote:

> On Sat, 10 Feb 2007 23:37:04 +0100
> Bjorn Bringert <bringert at cs.chalmers.se> wrote:
>> I've also recently changed the version number scheme on most of the
>> packages I maintain (which includes most of the packages required by
>> Hope) from a date-based one to a major.minor scheme. This has the
>> unfortunate side-effect of making newer versions have smaller
>> version numbers than older ones, but it felt silly to start with a
>> major version number of 2008. That might have been a bad decision.
> The rPath Linux package management tool, conary, has a nice
> solution to the problem that software version numbers have
> inconsistent lexical ordering conventions between projects and  
> sometimes
> within the same project. It does not compare version numbers at all,
> and (as far as I can tell) asks the package repository for the most
> recent package, unless you specify a particular version. Perhaps Cabal
> could do something similar?
> Of course, this way you can't express "I want version >= 1.2" which is
> kind of a bummer.

Yeah, that would make specifying dependencies a bit of a drag. I  
think I'll just rerelease all the packages as version 3000.0.0 or  
something. Who cares if the version numbers look silly?


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