[Haskell-cafe] The instability of Haskell libraries

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Sat Apr 24 04:06:18 EDT 2010

Roman Leshchinskiy <rl at cse.unsw.edu.au> writes:

> On 24/04/2010, at 07:29, Don Stewart wrote:
>> Oh, the Platform has very strict standards about APIs,
> What is an API? The package versioning policy only seems to talk about
> types and function signatures. John's old-locale example shows that
> this is not enough.

I would think that the API is all the
functions/classes/datatypes/instances/etc. exported from the library in
combination with their types.

> Would it perhaps make sense for at least the Platform to require
> packages to have unit tests and to require versions to be bumped
> whenever those change (sufficiently)?

I don't get this; just because someone changes a unit test (because they
thought of a new case, etc.) they should bump the package version even
if all the changes were internal and not exported?

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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