The PVP ought to mention dependency bounds (Was: Growing Haskell Platform)

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at
Fri Dec 7 17:30:45 CET 2012

On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 8:28 AM, Ian Lynagh <ian at> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 07, 2012 at 08:20:41AM -0800, Johan Tibell wrote:
>> If B only bumps its patch-level version (i.e. to B-, C no
>> longer compiles (due to a version constraint failure) with B-
> Won't cabal-install select B-1.0 in that case, so installing C will
> still work?

See my aside at the end. Yes, it will backtrack and use the older
version, but the users might get confused why the new version isn't
used as it's version number suggests that it could be.

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