[Haskell] ANN: Yi 0.6.3
brandon_m_moore at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 29 03:33:36 CEST 2011
On 2011-03-28 20:19:15PM Brandon S Allbery KF8NH <allbery.b at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/28/11 21:15 , Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
> > On 29 March 2011 12:10, Brandon S Allbery KF8NH <allbery.b at gmail.com>
> >> On 3/28/11 17:06 , Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
> >>> On 29 March 2011 06:40, Jeff Wheeler <wheele11 at illinois.edu> wrote:
> >>>> Oh, my bad. I removed this because alex is included in the Platform,
> >>>> so it seemed like it'd always be available. I'll add it back.
> >>> Not *everyone* has the Platform installed! (I prefer to install ghc
> >>> and then just the libraries I need via my package manager).
> >> So you're saying that the Platform is pointless? I think there's some
> >> miscommunication going on somewhere, if we're all going to pretend it
> >> doesn't exist.
> > No, my meaning was that the reasoning of "I don't need to specify this
> > as a dependency since it's part of the Platform" isn't sound since not
> > everyone has the Platform.
> The point of the Platform is to provide a baseline. So you *are* saying it
> is pointless, because you want packages to confirm to a different baseline.
It's reasonable for a package meant to be easily installed to depend on
anything from the platform.
It's not reasonable for a package to incorrectly specificy its dependencies,
just because the union of the specified dependencies and some
random platform release happens to provide all the actual dependencies.
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