Breaking bug in 7.8.1

Austin Seipp austin at
Thu Apr 10 12:54:06 UTC 2014

This fix is now merged in the 7.8 branch and is ready to go. Unless
someone speaks soon, I'm going to go ahead and start the builds...

On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 7:28 AM, Austin Seipp <austin at> wrote:
> This seems good to me. I'll go ahead and prep the tree then and get
> some things ready.
> To everyone: I'm going to carefully review the outstanding patches etc
> besides #8979, but I'm not inclined to take very many - if any -
> besides this one. So if you missed the 7.8.1 train, but you *really*
> want something in 7.8.2, please talk to me soon...
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 2:34 AM, Simon Peyton Jones
> <simonpj at> wrote:
>> Austin, Simon (and others)
>> As you’ll see from, I succeeded
>> in introducing a new bug into 7.8.1 post RC2, when fixing #8913.  And it
>> seems to matter.  (Because of the windows seg-fault saga, RC2 was active for
>> a long time, and none of our regression tests showed up this bug.)
>> It looks to me that we have little choice but to push out 7.8.2, more or
>> less immediately, and advise everyone to ignore 7.8.1.    Do you agree?
>> Sorry about this.
>> Simon
> --
> Regards,
> Austin Seipp, Haskell Consultant
> Well-Typed LLP,


Austin Seipp, Haskell Consultant
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