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

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 16:56:09 UTC 2014

On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 11:06 AM, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com>wrote:

> On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Seriously, if everyone follows your versioning system, hsenv becomes
>> essential just as RVM is essential in the Rails community; everyone has to
>> provide their own curated system (your Stackage isn't going to serve
>> everyone's needs, and asking you to make it serve everyone's needs is
>> unreasonable and quite likely an impossible task when everyone else is also
>> doing their own thing) and users have to maintain separate ecosystems for
>> everything they use. This isn't maintainable for much of anyone.
> Actually, why wouldn't stackage as a curated system work for everyone?
> Stackage already has over 10% of hackage covered, and I'd imagine if you
> look at hackage download numbers, that covers the vast majority of the most
> downloaded packages. I really do think that a curated system could make
> most people happy, if it gets enough buy-in.

Because you don't have any particular reason to curate packages you are not
using yourself, and as Hackage grows you also won't have *time* to do so,
even if you dropped Yesod and devoted your full time to Stackage curation.

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