qualified imports, PVP and so on (Was: add new Data.Bits.Bits(bitZero) method)

Daniel Trstenjak daniel.trstenjak at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 20:17:57 UTC 2014

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 11:23:44AM -0800, Gregory Collins wrote:
> Someone released a tool to attempt to do this a couple of days ago ---
> I haven't tried it yet but surely with a bit of group effort we can
> improve these tools so that they really fast and easy to use.

That's an amazing tool ... ;)

> Of course, people who want to follow PVP are also going to need tooling to make
> sure their programs still build in the future because so many people have
> broken the policy in the past -- that's where proposed kludges like "cabal
> freeze" are going to come in.

If I understood it correctly, then cabal >1.19 supports the option '--allow-newer'
to be able to ignore upper bounds, which might solve several of the issues here,
so upper bounds could be set but still ignored if desired.


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