[Haskell-cafe] Hackage policy question

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Wed Sep 10 06:40:20 EDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 12:09 +0200, Ketil Malde wrote:
> Duncan Coutts <duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk> writes:
> > So we should think about how to make it less confusing. Perhaps like
> > distributors use an extra revision number we should do the same. I had
> > hoped that would not be necessary but that's probably not realistic.
> If we go this route, it'd be nice to have a distinguishable syntax,
> like Gentoo's .rN, so that we don't have to remember whether it's
> digit four or five that signifies "administrative" changes.

Yes, it must be distinguished because we cannot constrain the upstream
maintainers version policy. We do not know and should not care how many
version places they use.


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