META-PROPOSAL: Documentation should be required to say when exports were introduced

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Sat Nov 17 12:02:18 EST 2007

Hi Bulat,

On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 07:12:03PM +0300, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Saturday, November 17, 2007, 7:10:05 PM, you wrote:
> >> may be we should construct a "Good Library" policy which includes reqs
> >> to "well-behaved" or mat be "haskeller-fiendly" lib? in particular,
> >> these rules should be required for any lib included in Haskell
> >> Standard (as i proposed)
> > Oh, right, when I wrote "Haskell libraries" I was thinking "all GHC
> > bootlibs and all libraries covered by the library submissions
> > procedure" (but it would be good if other libraries followed suit).
> well, it was obvious after all. what i mean here is what you will do
> after this proposal will be accepted? keep it as one more
> well-known-nowhere-written rule? i propose to make wiki page with
> rules for "standard libraries" which at this moment may be ones
> supported by libraries@ community
> these rules will include "submission procedure" and anything else we
> agree by standard process

The libraries submissino procedure is already on the wiki, here:
If you didn't find it linked from the wiki pages you expected, perhaps
you could add links?

The export-versioning would probably be used by more libraries than the
library submissions procedure, so should probably have its own page, but
with links between the two.


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