Thoughts on versioning

bauss jj_1337 at
Thu Oct 28 11:42:57 UTC 2021

On Thursday, 28 October 2021 at 11:30:18 UTC, Ogi wrote:
> On Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 06:05:08 UTC, bauss wrote:
>> The only problem I see when versioning the standard library is 
>> that some packages will rely on specific versions of the 
>> standard library and it could make it difficult to use 
>> packages that rely on different versions of the standard 
>> library.
> You’re saying it like it’s not a big deal but I’m afraid it’s 
> going to be a huge source of pain. Imagine not being able to 
> get some `DateTime`, or `Complex`, or `File` from one package 
> and pass it to another because one depends on `std1` and the 
> other depends on `std2`. Or imagine dealing with different 
> versions of the same exception class. It appears to me that 
> versioning the standard library is a bullet train straight to 
> dependency hell.

Yes you're probably right that it is a much greater issue than I 
first claimed.

I should probably have emphasized that it is a massive issue!

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