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Ticket #43 (closed task: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Should we allow compatible API additions to a library in a minor release of the platform?

Reported by: dons Owned by: dcoutts
Priority: major Milestone: 2009.2.0.1
Component: Policy Keywords:
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Description (last modified by dons) (diff)

http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/libraries/2009-May/011605.html

The question is this:

Should we allow compatible API additions to a library in a minor release of the platform?

The choice is between allowing only bug fixes in minor releases, or also allowing new features that add APIs but do not change any existing APIs.

Discussion tracked on libraries@…

Status:

Yay Nay
Axel Simon Felipe Lessa (maybe)
Ganesh Sittampalam Magnus Therning (leaning)
dons
tibbe

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by dons

  • description modified (diff)

Changed 5 years ago by dons

  • description modified (diff)

Changed 5 years ago by dons

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

Resolved: NO. API additions not allowed in minor revisions (indiciated by 4 significant digits in the version). The platform follows the PVP.

Policy stated: http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/libraries/2009-May/011749.html

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