[Haskell-cafe] Getting containers updated in Stackage

David Feuer david.feuer at gmail.com
Sun Apr 2 16:24:21 UTC 2017

What I'm suggesting is a bit narrower: I think stack should probably just
ignore GHC boot packages altogether, aside from the necessary ones (I think
just ghc-prim, ghc, base, and array, but you'd have to check the full GHC
API to be sure). Never use them, and pretend they don't exist.

On Apr 2, 2017 6:47 AM, "Adam Bergmark" <adam at bergmark.nl> wrote:

> Hi David,
> As far as I know stackage doesn't have a mechanism to say "this might
> cause version mismatches but I promise it won't", is there even a way to do
> that with Cabal (which stackage uses)?
> Cheers,
> Adam
> On Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at 01:26 David Feuer <david.feuer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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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