Cabal dependency extrema testing

Roman Cheplyaka roma at
Wed Jun 12 00:05:29 CEST 2013

* Bram Neijt <bneijt at> [2013-06-11 23:15:39+0200]
> 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 :)

I believe Bram Schuur (CC'd) worked on this during OdHac.


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