Ian leaving and the glorious future

Vincent Hanquez tab at snarc.org
Mon Aug 5 10:12:31 CEST 2013

On 08/02/2013 07:32 PM, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> Dear ghc-dev friends,
> [snip]
> Don’t worry: I’m not bowing out! But I am very much trying to 
> encourage you to feel that GHC is *your* compiler, not just SPJ/SM’s 
> compiler that you can contribute to. I’m open to suggestions for how 
> best to nurture broad participation.


As a suggestion to increase participation, OcamlLab recently hosted a 
compiler hacking evening [1] and maybe it would be a good idea to host 
the same kind of thing for GHC ? If it's not practical to meet in the 
same physical place (not enough people in the same place, no place to 
meet, etc), organizing IRC hacking session might a good backup option.

Also, one thing that I find missing is a bite sized list of 
projects/bug/improvements to get started for newcomers. The full list of 
opened issued on trac is probably an intimidating list to get started.

[1] https://github.com/ocamllabs/compiler-hacking/wiki 


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