[Haskell-cafe] Base version on Hackage?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Thu Apr 23 15:00:51 EDT 2009

Ross Paterson wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 06:46:24PM +0100, Magnus Therning wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 6:02 PM, Ross Paterson <ross at soi.city.ac.uk> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 05:47:23PM +0100, Magnus Therning wrote:
>>>> I'm not sure why building of my recently uploaded version of dataenc
>>>> fails to build on Hackage[1].  Where can I find out what version of base
>>>> is available on Hackage?
>>> The build client uses ghc 6.10.2 (including base  I'm not sure
>>> why base went up a major version number between minor releases of GHC.
>> Ah, that explains the failure to build.
>> Does your second comment mean that it's safe to put the version limits
>> to ">= 4.0.0 && < 4.2"?
> The upper bound will be fine now, but I don't know what version of base
> will be released with GHC 6.10.3.  Shouldn't the lower bound be

I'll put it as <4.2 then, for now.  Well, if I understand the proposed
package versioning policy[1], then A.B.C is equivalent to a specific API.


[1]: http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Package_versioning_policy

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