[Haskell-cafe] Re: Darcs - dependencies between repositories (aka forests)

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH allbery at ece.cmu.edu
Sun Mar 29 16:28:46 EDT 2009

On 2009 Mar 29, at 16:26, Xiao-Yong Jin wrote:
> Peter Verswyvelen <bugfact at gmail.com> writes:
>> Module A requires B. When a new developer wants to get the source  
>> code, he
>> does a "darcs get server://program/A", which gives him only the  
>> latest version
>> of A. So he manually needs to do "darcs get server://program/ 
>> B" (that B is
>> required is usually discovered after a compilation error, talking  
>> to other
>> developers to find out what the dependencies are, or by reading the  
>> cabal
>> file). Furthermore it is unclear which version of A required which  
>> version of
>> B (so you can't really roll back to old versions).
>> Now assume you don't have 2 modules but dozens...
> I can't imagine such kind of situation, unless you are
> really working on a very big project.  Usually, if your

Ever looked at ghc's source?

brandon s. allbery [solaris,freebsd,perl,pugs,haskell] allbery at kf8nh.com
system administrator [openafs,heimdal,too many hats] allbery at ece.cmu.edu
electrical and computer engineering, carnegie mellon university    KF8NH

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