Cabal dependency extrema testing
lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Tue Jun 11 23:24:20 CEST 2013
On Tue, 11 Jun 2013, Bram Neijt wrote:
> 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 package with version
> 0.2 of test-framework-hunit (oldest allowed according to .cabal file)
> to see if that is still works.
It would be great to have a tool to do this. Maybe it could be just
another option in cabal-install, like the --constraint option?
> 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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