dashes in cabal package names

Martin Sjögren msjogren at gmail.com
Fri Aug 6 07:53:07 EDT 2004

On Fri, 6 Aug 2004 12:42:38 +0100, Simon Marlow <simonmar at microsoft.com> wrote:
> On 31 July 2004 18:42, Isaac Jones wrote:
> > Does anyone have any objection to allowing dashes within Cabal pacakge
> > names?  This might impact the parser for HC-PKG, but that's the way it
> > is now, and seems to make the most sense.
> >
> > I think the only change to HC-PKG would be to use a non-dash separator
> > between the package and version; we can decide exactly how to do that
> > at a later time.
> Dashes in package names?  Absolutely.  I don't think you need a non-dash
> separator between the package name and the version number, just take the
> last dash in the package id as the name-version separator.
> (I really like the <pkgname>-<version> format, probably because it's so
> widespread these days).

We-ell, there's the issue of the version tags, which use dashes as
separator. But if we disallow tags in the package-id, it shouldn't be
a problem. foo-bar-0.1.2-bar-foo is harder to understand, though. :)


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