Call for features for GHC 8.4

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at
Wed Oct 11 00:37:47 UTC 2017

Just as a general note, with the push towards regular releases at 6 month intervals whose final release doesn’t drag out 2-3 month after the expected release date, I think, having few items on the status page is a Good Thing. So, let’s not cram too much in, as Ben wrote, 8.6 will not be that much further of.


> Ben Gamari <ben at>:
> Hello everyone,
> The release of GHC 8.4 is quickly approaching, with a release targetted
> for February 2018. To allow plenty of time for stabilization, we would
> like to cut the ghc-8.4 branch sometime in November. Currently there are
> relatively few items on the 8.4 status page [1]. If you have a feature
> which you would like to see in 8.4 but is not listed there please do
> add it soon.
> Also note that if things go according to plan, 8.6 will come a mere six
> months after 8.4 so if you have a large feature which won't make it for
> 8.4, do not fret; another release will be just around the corner.
> Cheers,
> - Ben
> [1]
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