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bug#31319: ghc-case-insensitive: Duplicate 'inputs' field.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: bug#31319: ghc-case-insensitive: Duplicate 'inputs' field.
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:02:48 +0200
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I’d really like to apply the patch you posted in
along with the corresponding package fixes.

I can do that if you want.


address@hidden (Ludovic Courtès) skribis:

> Hello Mark,
> Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> skribis:
>> It's true that it wouldn't change anything to simply remove those
>> ignored duplicate field initializers.  However, I thought it would be
>> better to give people familiar with these packages an opportunity to
>> investigate.  Someone may have had a good reason for adding those
>> inputs, even if they are not strictly needed for a successful build.
>> Of course, at some point we should timeout on this.  I would advocate
>> commenting out the redundant duplicates instead of simply deleting them,
>> along with a FIXME comment asking someone to investigate.  We could also
>> look in the commit history to find out who added those redundant inputs,
>> and ask them directly.
>> If you're impatient to get the duplicate field detection patch committed
>> soon, I could implement these "timeout" measures in the next couple of
>> days.
> I think we should go ahead now and mechanically fix packages with
> duplicate fields, and apply the duplicate detection patch.
> Would you like to do that?
> Thanks,
> Ludo’.

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