Another API stability plea

Conrad Parker conrad at
Mon Aug 23 02:05:05 EDT 2010

On 23 August 2010 14:41, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
<ivan.miljenovic at> wrote:
> On 23 August 2010 15:36, Conrad Parker <conrad at> wrote:
>> On 23 August 2010 14:08, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
>>> What do you mean by "archive management"?
>> I meant the management of archives (experimental, unstable etc.) by Hackage.
> Oh, an indication of a package's stability and having a separate
> package listing for experimental packages?
> I think in terms of Hackage, just having a stable/experimental
> division should be sufficient without an extra "unstable" middle
> ground: experimental indicates that you're working on something new
> (and hopefully cool) that you want feedback on but shouldn't actually
> be used for real code yet.

Yup, it's all about the expectation that users can get. Debian also
started with only 2 levels (unstable, stable) and gradually added the
others as the need arose.


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