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

Edward Kmett ekmett at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 20:26:43 UTC 2014

It alleviates the common case, but it doesn't resolve the scenario where
someone put a hard bound in for a reason due to a known change in semantics
or known incompatibility.

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Daniel Trstenjak <
daniel.trstenjak at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Greetings,
> Daniel
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