[Haskell-cafe] how to determine the dependency versions before packaging and submitting to hackage

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sun Oct 11 05:56:40 EDT 2009

Andrew U. Frank wrote:
> i plan to submit a package to hackage. i run it on my machine with a cabal file 
> which has for all dependencies "any" (except for base, where it says >=4.0 -- 
> see previous discussion on haskell-cafe). 
> i am not certain, if my code runs agains any version, but i fear it is too 
> restrictive to say >= "current version", which could exclude too much? testing 
> against all previous versions of the packages seems complicated and very time 
> consuming.
> what is the advice in this case?

I usually take a conservative approach, I only put in requirements that I can 
verify myself.  However, I make sure to include all tests and if someone 
reports that it works with looser requirements then I'm happy to adjust it.


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