Taking a step back

Carter Schonwald carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 14:32:55 UTC 2015

I look forward to seeing yah around at events, as always!

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com> wrote:

> Friends,
> I'm taking a step back from day-to-day library work.
> There are two main reasons I use Haskell: on one hand I find writing
> Haskell educational and fun. On the other I hope to make it a viable
> alternative to existing mainstream languages. With recent changes to our
> core libraries, and the general direction these are moving in, I believe
> we're moving away from becoming a viable alternative to those mainstream
> languages.
> This has some practical implications for how I spend my Haskell hacking
> time. Much of what I do is maintaining and working on libraries that are
> needed for real world usage, but that aren't that interesting to work on.
> I've lost the motivation to work on these.
> I've decided to take a step back from the core maintenance work on cabal,
> network, containers, and a few others* starting now. I've already found
> replacement maintainers for these.
> I still plan to hack on random side projects, including GHC, and to
> continue coming to Haskell events and conference, just with a shorter bug
> backlog to worry about. :)
> -- Johan Tibell
> * For now I will still hack on unordered-containers and ekg, as there are
> some things I'd like to experiment with there.
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