Notes from Ben's "contribute to ghc" discussion

Michael Sloan mgsloan at
Sun Sep 25 01:05:45 UTC 2016

As a side observer, I find Christopher's comments to be spot on.  My
lack of familiarity with phab has definitely de-railed my in-flight
patch, adding implicit parameter and recursive do support to Template
Haskell.  Certainly my own fault, but also induced by friction that
feels unnecessary.

On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 5:40 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 8:38 PM, Christopher Allen <cma at>
> wrote:
>> This is so short-sighted and wrong that I don't think there's any
>> point in my saying more. You've made it clear you don't care.
> And --- note that I am not a ghc developer --- have made it clear that you
> do not care how much extra work you make for already massively overworked
> ghc developers.
> You're not contributing. You're not helping. You're derailing.
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