[Haskell-cafe] Hackage being too strict?
jgoerzen at complete.org
Tue Apr 15 23:57:19 EDT 2008
On Tuesday 15 April 2008 10:53:03 pm Gwern Branwen wrote:
> On 2008.04.15 22:15:29 -0500, John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org>
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> > When I went to make my upload of MissingH 1.0.1, Hackage rejected it,
> > saying:
> > Instead of 'ghc-options: -XPatternSignatures' use 'extensions:
> > PatternSignatures'
> > It hadn't rejected MissingH 1.0.0, even though it had the same thing.
> > Now, my .cabal file has this:
> > -- Hack because ghc-6.6 and the Cabal the comes with ghc-6.8.1
> > -- does not understand the PatternSignatures extension.
> > -- The Cabal that comes with ghc-6.8.2 does understand it, so
> > -- this hack can be dropped if we require Cabal-Version: >=1.2.3
> > If impl(ghc >= 6.8)
> > GHC-Options: -XPatternSignatures
> > which was contributed by Duncan Coutts.
> > It seems arbitrary that Hackage would suddenly reject this valid
> > usage.
> > Thoughts?
> Doesn't strike me as being any more arbitrary than demanding a Build-type:
Well, that's perhaps a problem too. It makes it difficult to produce
a .cabal file that can both be parsed by GHC 6.6 and uploaded to Hackage.
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