Proposal: better library management ideas (was: how to checkout proper submodules)

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at
Thu Jun 20 10:08:34 CEST 2013

Simon asks:

| >>> I'm referring to Joachim Breitner's work on
| >>> splitting the base.
| >>
| >> So what's the timeline here?
| >
| > As soon as possible after 7.8 is branched.
| Has there been a decision somewhere on what to do? The wiki page sets
| out the parameters of the design, but doesn't have any conclusions that
| I could see.  Splitting base has the potential to be extremely
| destabilising, I want to make sure that we're getting appreciable
| benefits in exchange.

No, no decision has been taken so far as I know.  Happily, I think the new core-libraries committee is planning to think actively about this question.

Edward: are you going to have a public mailing list (that anyone can join) for most discussion, plus a private committee-only one for occasional use?  Or are you going to use libraries@ for the former?


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