[darcs-users] darcs patch: Re-implement haskell_policy in terms of hlint.

Petr Rockai me at mornfall.net
Tue Sep 1 14:44:37 UTC 2009

Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> writes:
> Are there that many double or triple uses of the dangerous functions
> in Darcs code? (Is the ratified module technique even foolproof? It
> would seem as vulnerable to someone using the
> Ratified.getContents/whatever 'just to get it to compile' as to
> someone just reusing the function in a ignored module.)
You are missing the point. If you disable a module from checks, it'll be easy
to add a new bad use of a banned function unwittingly to that module.

> Which is uglier, risking the small chance of missing a double use, or
> supporting this ratified module stuff forever?
Why forever?

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