Proposal: Stop enforcing single-writer-multi-reader file access

Ian Lynagh igloo at
Thu Oct 27 19:18:44 CEST 2011

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 07:10:27PM +0200, Bas van Dijk wrote:
> On 27 October 2011 19:03, Ian Lynagh <igloo at> wrote:
> > Actually, I realised when revisiting the ticket that this is really only
> > a change in the libraries, and we've taken the approach that library
> > changes are handled by the library proposal process, and the standard
> > will follow along in the next release.
> Great, that's settled then.
> It's probably best to just put an upper version constraint on the
> dependency on base of the haskell2010 package so that it won't depend
> on the new base package.

Well, haskell2010 comes with ghc, so it needs to use the version of base
that GHC comes with.

If we stopped shipping it and set dependencies such that it won't build
with the new version of base, then no-one with the latest GHC would be
able to use it.


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