HTTP haskell package

Bjorn Bringert bjorn at
Fri Feb 22 05:48:35 EST 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 11:41 AM, Christian Maeder
<Christian.Maeder at> wrote:
> Why are the version numbers that big?
>  3000.0.0
>  3001.0.0
>  ...
>  3001.0.4
>  One (general) problem about different package versions on hackage for me
>  is: the missing documentation of what has actually changed.
>  Cheers Christian

For historical reasons. The HTTP version numbers used to be
date-based, e.g. 2006.11.15. To preserve ordering when we switched to
major.minor versions, the numbering started at 3000.0.0.

Perhaps we could show darcs change logs on hackage. For this we need a
repository field in the .cabal file.


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