Hi. I'm new to this mailing list and have a few questions.

Simon Peyton Jones simonpj at microsoft.com
Tue Aug 4 16:44:11 UTC 2020

Welcome Anselm.  ghc-devs is a very informal mailing list, and we welcome newcomers.

For example, I have a feature idea in the back of my mind, which I imagine would be easy to implement

What Richard says is right, but you should feel free to fly the kite on this list if you want – or on Haskell Café – to get some idea of whether others seem warm about the idea, before writing a full proposal.


From: ghc-devs <ghc-devs-bounces at haskell.org> On Behalf Of Richard Eisenberg
Sent: 04 August 2020 16:05
To: "Anselm Schüler (conversations subemail)" <conversation at anselmschueler.com>
Cc: ghc-devs at haskell.org
Subject: Re: Hi. I'm new to this mailing list and have a few questions.

Hi Anselm,


A good way of getting used to a list like this one is to wait a little while and observe what kind of messages others send; this will give you a feel for how the list is used. If you're impatient, you can also check out the archives at https://mail.haskell.org/pipermail/ghc-devs/<https://nam06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmail.haskell.org%2Fpipermail%2Fghc-devs%2F&data=02%7C01%7Csimonpj%40microsoft.com%7Ce68e6131af494519061c08d83887d962%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C637321503404154244&sdata=w4QIMTGeMQ35bEo4xkOn2rIj8z02iMVje4Ar9AXM22k%3D&reserved=0>.

As for a feature request: if your feature changes the language GHC accepts (most do), the right place to post is at https://github.com/ghc-proposals/ghc-proposals<https://nam06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgithub.com%2Fghc-proposals%2Fghc-proposals&data=02%7C01%7Csimonpj%40microsoft.com%7Ce68e6131af494519061c08d83887d962%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C637321503404164244&sdata=ogVVk5kRFXPc81dZ%2FiyGV9FbgQoQUtzazpFGcrAKUXA%3D&reserved=0>. There is a description of how to proceed on that page. Proposals submitted there get debated within the community and then eventually sent to a GHC Steering Committee for a vote on acceptance or rejection. Then, we worry about implementing it. If you have a suggestion that does not change the language GHC accepts, you can post an Issue at https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/<https://nam06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgitlab.haskell.org%2Fghc%2Fghc%2F&data=02%7C01%7Csimonpj%40microsoft.com%7Ce68e6131af494519061c08d83887d962%7C72f988bf86f141af91ab2d7cd011db47%7C1%7C0%7C637321503404164244&sdata=tg40q%2B9%2BW5KcVzHsPx9oCP7wdw5ipdZCOOdFnzUz3mU%3D&reserved=0>.

I hope this is helpful!

On Aug 4, 2020, at 8:59 AM, Anselm Schüler (conversations subemail) <conversation at anselmschueler.com<mailto:conversation at anselmschueler.com>> wrote:

First of all, in general, I’m new to mailing lists (as used for discussions) in general, so a question about that:
When subscribed to the mailing list, do you get every message, or are some discussions hidden?

Second of all, I’d like to know what kinds of messages are appropriate here. I’m not familiar with coding compilers or anything of the like, so I’m somewhat afraid of offering unhelpful comments or being just woefully underqualified to participate here.
For example, I have a feature idea in the back of my mind, which I imagine would be easy to implement (that might be wrong). Is it alright if I submit that here or should I use some other forum?

Thank you in advance for the answers.

Anselm Schüler
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