2013.4.0.0 proposal

Duncan Coutts duncan at well-typed.com
Wed Nov 20 15:45:54 UTC 2013

On Sun, 2013-11-10 at 14:14 -0800, Mark Lentczner wrote:
> I spoke too soon:

> *cgi* 3001.1.8.4 induces *MonadCatchIO-mtl* & *extensible-exceptions* -
> this is more problematic:
>    - *extensible-exceptions* hasn't been needed since GHC 7, and just
>    reexports stuff into a different place. I don't think that should be in the
>    platform.
>    - *MonadCatchIO-mtl* is one of several approaches to re-mapping
>    extensible exceptions into *mtl*. While none is settled practice yet,
>    this one is probably a dead end as it uses the older block/unblock idiom
>    rather than the now preferred mask idiom.
> I'm planning holding *cgi* back to 3001.1.7.5 to avoid these two packages.

That seems wise. Query it with the maintainer (reminding of the all deps
in HP rule) and hopefully we can have it back next time.

Duncan Coutts, Haskell Consultant
Well-Typed LLP, http://www.well-typed.com/

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