[darcs-users] hashed-storage review methodology

Ganesh Sittampalam ganesh at earth.li
Mon Jan 18 20:56:44 UTC 2010


I've just reviewed a couple of patches that were about bumping the 
hashed-storage dependency to pick up bugfixes in hashed-storage, so the 
actual meat of the review was to check the hashed-storage changes. That's 
fine, but I think it's worth noting that in some senses it's a bit 
pointless as a gatekeeping act, because if there's a new version of 
hashed-storage on hackage, a build of darcs might pick it up anyway 
without the dependency bump.

I can't think of any obvious good answer to this, although I guess one 
possibility would be to have strict dependencies on the hashed-storage 
version. I also don't think it's that big a deal as we can generally trust 
Petr to write sane code and to make major version bumps if need be. But it 
is a bit messy.


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