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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Colin<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">I saw your <a href="http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/ucgi/~cjwatson/blosxom/2014-04-15-porting-ghc-a-tale-of-two-architectures.html">
porting-ghc blog post</a> (via the Haskell Weekly News) today.  What a great post!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Porting GHC to new architectures is way beyond the slender resources of GHC HQ, so depends utterly on volunteers.  And you see to be a particularly skilled and knowledgeable one.  Thank you!<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Simon<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">PS: where you have offered patches to the main sources (e.g the function-prototype thing), did you elaborately comment the “technically wrong” prototype?  I have this fear that in three year’s time someone
 is going to say “oh, we could do better with that prototype” and re-introduce the bug!   Aha. I’ve just checked #8965, and there’s no comment at all.  I’ll add the commit message as a comment.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Other ghc-devs, nb!  Adding the ticket number to the comment is also fantastically helpful, because it often points to examples and discussion that are too long to include in the code.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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