[Haskell-cafe] Checking minimum package bounds
omari at smileystation.com
Sat Jul 5 19:37:14 UTC 2014
Often a topic of discussion is making sure that the upper bounds on one's
packages are up to date, or even whether upper bounds are a good idea at
I don't see much discussion on lower bounds. Lower bounds that are
needlessly restrictive can get in the way too. For instance, I could just
slap "text >= 1.1 && < 1.2" on my package, but this makes things needlessly
hard for someone trying to make my package work in conjunction with an
older one, especially if all I use are basic functions like "pack" that
have been around at least since, say. text-0.11.
Does anyone have a best practice for testing and verifying lower bounds?
Testing the lower bounds and the upper ones is a challenge. Does anybody
bother? I have my sunlight package at
but it is really a nasty hack. I am considering cleaning it up so it is
less of a nasty hack but before I do that I wondered if anyone else has
ever thought about this problem.
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