simple pictures about GHC development flow

Joachim Breitner mail at
Sat Oct 29 17:59:30 UTC 2016


Am Samstag, den 29.10.2016, 21:36 +0900 schrieb Takenobu Tani:
> Hi Ben, Joachim,

> > 2016-10-29 1:36 GMT+09:00 Ben Gamari <ben at>:
> > > There is a box „committer flow“. What exactly is meant by that? Is
> > > there more to be said about that?
> > >
> > I think this means someone with commit bits simply pushing a patch
> > without submitting to code review. Ideally we'd be able to deprecate
> > this workflow in favor of the "auto-validating push" that you've
> > proposed.
> I assumed that "committer flow" is simply pushing a patch without
> submitting to code review or without discussion.
> I thought committers [1] have the authority in case of typo or small
> modification.
> Do I misunderstand?

I see. The term “flow” suggested something deeper or more structured
(which might be good, but is not the case). Maybe relabel it “direct


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