Create a ghc-simple-patch-propose list? Re: Notes from Ben's "contribute to ghc" discussion

Michael Sloan mgsloan at
Wed Sep 28 20:03:55 UTC 2016

On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 9:06 AM, Ben Gamari <ben at> wrote:
> That being said, I ultimately decided it would be easier to just
> continue carrying out this workflow by hand considering I don't post
> large series of patches *that* often. I'm also a bit more eager to
> squash now than I used to be, in part due to the pain of submitting
> fine-grained patch sets. On the whole I do wish that Phabricator were
> more Git-like.

Indeed, I do not know the details of phab / arc, but when encountering
them, the workflow seemed unlike ordinary git workflows.  It felt like
it is working hard to implement an atypical git workflow, and learning
this new workflow takes work.  From the perspective of a contributor,
it seemed strange since git's usual workflows are wildly successful
and popular.  Granted, it is easy for people to screw those up too,
such as by using "git pull" instead of "git pull --rebase" orso.


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