Notes from Ben's "contribute to ghc" discussion

Harendra Kumar harendra.kumar at
Sun Sep 25 06:37:12 UTC 2016

It will be great to have something like that. Something that you figure out
digging at ghc trac wiki pages, mailing lists, google search etc will be a
few minutes job for a mentor. It may be a bit taxing on the mentors but
they can limit how many newbies they are mentoring and also breed new
mentors to keep the cycle going.


On 25 September 2016 at 11:46, Jason Dagit <dagitj at> wrote:

> On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 6:29 PM, Christopher Allen <cma at>
> wrote:
>> I'd be willing to help with work required to open up GHC development
>> more along multiple lines including:
>> Bots/automation for Github
>> Talking to Rust devs about what works, what doesn't
> Last year I approached some folks in the rust community because I wanted
> to learn how to contribute to the rust compiler. In my experience, the
> really special thing they had was an identified pool of contributors who
> were willing and able to provide mentoring. I got hooked up with a mentor
> and that made all the difference. I had a real live person I could talk to
> about the process, the process-meta, and that person had context with me.
> Pretty much everything else was just details.
> GHC dev probably has mentors too, but I don't know because I've never
> thought to check or ask.
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