FW: Shaking up GHC

Simon Peyton Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Tue Jan 12 16:20:30 UTC 2016

Dear ghc devs
Can someone figure out how to help Andrey be able to post to this mailing list (ghc-devs)?  I thought anyone subscribed can post, but perhaps not.

From: Andrey Mokhov [mailto:andrey.mokhov at newcastle.ac.uk]
Sent: 12 January 2016 14:49
To: Simon Peyton Jones <simonpj at microsoft.com>
Cc: Neil Mitchell <ndmitchell at gmail.com>; Andrey Mokhov <andrey.mokhov at newcastle.ac.uk>
Subject: RE: Shaking up GHC

Hi Simon,
Happy New Year!
Indeed, as soon as my teaching was over I jumped on the project with double energy, and then several people joined as collaborators, so we are in a very good shape right now. I'm happy with the progress. We can already build GHC on Windows/Linux/OSX from scratch without relying on the old build system, but with some limitations (only vanilla way, no validation, command line flags not supported). Feel free to try!
We are getting close to the first milestone `first-shake`: https://github.com/snowleopard/shaking-up-ghc/milestones. It should be ready in a week, and I think it would be a perfect timing to announce it on GHC devs mailing list.
The only problem: I still can't post to the GHC devs mailing list. I tried several times, sent several requests to ghc-devs-owner at haskell.org<mailto:ghc-devs-owner at haskell.org> to whitelist my email, but no luck so far. Would you be the owner by any chance? Please let me in! :-)

As soon as `first-shake` is released I'll start writing the ICFP paper. Thanks for pushing and willing to be a co-author!


From: Simon Peyton Jones [mailto:simonpj at microsoft.com]
Sent: 12 January 2016 11:02
To: Andrey Mokhov
Cc: Neil Mitchell; Simon Peyton Jones
Subject: Shaking up GHC

I’ve seen a few issue messages from #147 https://github.com/snowleopard/shaking-up-ghc (it says “you are receiving notifications because you were mentioned”).   And I saw Neil yesterday.
So it looks as though you are tremendously active and, better still, have several other collaborators.  That’s fantastic!
Would you like to send an update message to the GHC devs mailing list, to keep us all up to date?

•         what you are doing

•         who is involved

•         what help (if any) you want; e.g. alpha-testers

•         what you plan
Finally, what about a paper for ICFP or, if rejected, the Haskell Symposium.  I really want to get this written up, and ICFP is a useful forcing function. But you’d need to start writing now!  I’d be a willing co-author.
Happy new year!

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