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Discussion on: Testing npm packages against multiple versions of their peer dependency

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Jonas Scheffner Author

I can see some advantages of not using a prefix for the current version. I'm using dependabot for automatic dependency updates and without a prefix it could create a MR to update the hapi version after a new release. In that case, my tests would fail if there was a compatibility issue and I would know about it much faster than I do now.

I'm not so sure about writing tests for specific versions of the dependency. That makes it harder to find out if the plugin works the same for all versions. I had a test that wasn't working for hapi 19 because it accessed some internal property that was made private in the newer release. I decided to remove the test case because I thought it wasn't worth it. But maybe there are some cases when it's just not possible to run the same tests against all the supported versions.