[Haskell-cafe] Policy for taking over a package on Hackage

quick at sparq.org quick at sparq.org
Wed May 25 19:50:41 CEST 2011

Quoting Antoine Latter <aslatter at gmail.com>:

> On May 25, 2011 11:08 AM, "KQ" <quick at sparq.org> wrote:
> >
> > The HackageDB could the provide this information in the description page
> of a package, and it could even automatically cross-reference and supplement
> the referred package descriptions, so that if you are looking at the Parsec2
> page it will also show a section "This package has a Redesign:  parsec3.
>  The redesign states:  ...[Information]......".   This type of information
> can help people know what the alternatives are for various packages and a
> general understanding of the reason for the proliferation of packages
> (without having to search haskell-cafe and stack-overflow archives for some
> discussion that provided the justification/recommendations).
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> The only thing I'd add would be the additional actions "ReplacedBy",
> "ExtendedBy" and "RedesignedBy".
> Antoine

I was actually thinking that this was the part that HackageDB could do 
automatically on the page that the actionBy applied to.  There should be enough 
information in the DB (somewhat like Roel's reverse dependencies work) and the 
alternative would be having to re-release a package (that you don't necessarily 
own) to add the actionBy field.


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