Cabal dependency extrema testing

Bram Neijt bneijt at
Tue Jun 11 23:15:39 CEST 2013

Hi all,

I think it would be interesting to test build a package with the
"latest" and "oldest" allowed dependencies, to see if the dependency
boundaries hold. For example, build the text[1] package with version
0.2 of test-framework-hunit (oldest allowed according to .cabal file)
to see if that is still works.

Does anybody know of previous work on that?
Does anybody have pointers on how to build with a specific version set?
What is the easiest way to parse the dependencies in the cabal file,
API pointers are also very much appreciated :)




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