On Sun, Apr 23, 2006 at 10:11:47PM +0300, Einar Karttunen wrote:
> When developing a library I would like to have cabal files with
> something like:
> Version: 0.9.<date>
> where Cabal would automatically generate the exact version based
> on the current date (e.g. 0.9.20060422). This would be very useful
> for development versions of libraries.
On Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 03:14:01AM +0300, Einar Karttunen wrote:
> On 23.04 20:17, Ross Paterson wrote:
> > setup sdist --snapshot
> Does not help with people doing:
> darcs get http://foo.bar/mylibrary/ > runghc Setup.hs configure
> runghc Setup.hs build
> su -c 'runghc Setup.hs install'
> If one wants to do snapshot releases then adding the version manually is
> no problem. But for a head-branch in darcs/cvs/... this is problematic.
Perhaps you want --snapshot on install/copy/register.
An alternative would be a Boolean field in the package description,
distinguishing a package from a repository. In the latter case you'd
get the expanded version numbers, but sdist would mark the things it
created as packages.