[Haskell-cafe] Getting containers updated in Stackage

David Feuer david.feuer at gmail.com
Sat Apr 1 23:23:52 UTC 2017

The fact that GHC needs to have its own containers shouldn't prevent a
consistent package set from using a different one. The only hypothetical
problem would be if the GHC API leaked containers types, but I'm pretty
sure it doesn't: they're all wrapped up in newtypes and exported
abstractly, unless someone's made a mistake.

On Apr 1, 2017 6:09 PM, "Sven Panne" <svenpanne at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2017-04-01 20:53 GMT+02:00 David Feuer <david.feuer at gmail.com>:
>> It's come to my attention that Stackage doesn't have the latest and
>> greatest versions of containers. Stackage nightly is on, and I just
>> released It'd be nice to get that fixed, but the containers
>> maintainers do not have the time to take responsibility for Stackage
>> curation. Could whoever's responsible please take care of it?
> If I see this correctly, there is nothing to take care of: Stackage
> nightly and LTS both ship GHC 8.0.2, and that contains containers
> When a new GHC is released and that ships with a new version of containers,
> it will be on Stackage. Apart from that, there is nothing you can do:
> Stackage is there to have a consistent set of packages, so containers is
> not even in https://github.com/fpco/stackage/blob/master/build-
> constraints.yaml, because it ships with GHC.
> That's at least my understanding...
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