Changes between Version 32 and Version 33 of Commentary/GSoCMultipleInstances


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Jun 21, 2012 2:20:07 PM (22 months ago)
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simonmar
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    3636 * We define a new ''Cabal Hash'' that hashes the compilation inputs (the `LocalBuildInfo` and the contents of the source files) 
    3737 * `XXXX` is a GUID. 
    38    * Why not use the ''Cabal Hash''?  We could, but then there could conceivably be a clash. 
     38   * Why not use the ''Cabal Hash''?  We could, but then there could conceivably be a clash. (Andres - please expand this point, I have forgotten the full rationale). 
    3939 * `YYYY` is the combination of the ''Cabal Hash'' and `ZZZZ` (concatenated) 
    40  * `ZZZZ` is recorded in the package database.  When two packages have identical `ZZZZ`s then they are interface-compatible, and the user might in the future want to change a particular dependency to use a different package but the the same `ZZZZ`.  We do not want to make this change automatically, because even when two packages have identical `ZZZZ`s, they may have different behaviour (e.g. bugfixes). 
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     40 * `ZZZZ` is recorded in the package database as a new field `abi-hash`. 
     41   * When two packages have identical `ZZZZ`s then they are interface-compatible, and the user might in the future want to change a particular dependency to use a different package but the the same `ZZZZ`.  We do not want to make this change automatically, because even when two packages have identical `ZZZZ`s, they may have different behaviour (e.g. bugfixes). 
    4242 
    4343== Install location of installed Cabal packages ==