required fields in Cabal
ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Tue Feb 22 06:47:25 EST 2005
On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 05:56:08PM -0800, Isaac Jones wrote:
> * What any good package should have:
> package (name and version) :: PackageIdentifier,
> license :: License,
> -- OR?
> licenseFile :: FilePath,
> copyright :: String,
> maintainer :: String,
> synopsis :: String,
> Personally, I think it should be an error if any of these fields are
> missing. I think I'll go implement that now. Stop me if you object.
I think license-file (for which you give a warning) is more important
than copyright: it tells a user what they can use the package for.
I'm not suggesting that license-file be required, just that copyright
shouldn't be. Indeed public domain works have no copyright.
And what about packages that are unmaintained?
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