[Haskell-cafe] Dropping containers support for old GHC versions

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 16:12:40 UTC 2018

Because not everyone has access to the latest and greatest hardware? (Which
attitude is showing just a bit of privilege.) At CMU I got to ride herd on
a rather astonishing collection of ancient hardware; I wouldn't be looking
to install ghc8 on much of it either, since usually upgrading the OS is
no-go and I'd have to backport a lot of stuff to get it --- and, even more
so, packages using it --- to build at all.

On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 at 11:02 AM, Tom Ellis <
tom-lists-haskell-cafe-2013 at jaguarpaw.co.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 04:42:21PM +0100, Henning Thielemann wrote:
> > On Fri, 9 Mar 2018, David Feuer wrote:
> >
> > >It's that time again. I'd very much like to drop containers support
> > >for GHC version 7.0 (so I can increase the lower bound on array to 0.4
> > >for Safe Haskell-related reasons). I'd also prefer to drop support for
> > >GHC versions 7.2 and 7.4, but I'm somewhat open to being convinced not
> > >to. What do you all think?
> >
> > I am still mainly using GHC-7.4.2.
> I'm rather curious why!
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