[ghc-steering-committee] Proposal #625 Articulate stability goals, recommendation: strong accept

Eric Seidel eric at seidel.io
Sun Feb 4 19:06:13 UTC 2024

I support acceptance, thank you Simon for writing this up!

On Sun, Feb 4, 2024, at 03:09, Moritz Angermann wrote:
> Hi All,
> Pull request 625 
> (https://github.com/ghc-proposals/ghc-proposals/pull/625), is not
> a proposal as usual, but primarily amending the readme and principles.  
> Simon has
> taken the Stability discussion we have had last year, and integrated 
> the crystalized
> General Rules into the readme and principles.
> In my opinion, we have now debated this topic sufficiently, and found a 
> formulation
> that captures the intent we want to set forward for the evolution of 
> GHC. I think this
> spells out clear guardrails for GHCs evolution, as well as providing 
> reassurance to
> commercial users of GHC regarding backwards compatibility and migration 
> support
> though deprecation cycles when breakage is needed. As such, I strongly 
> recommend
> acceptance of the proposal.
> While there has been a recent spark in discussion of warning flags, I 
> do not believe
> that discussion to be productive towards the change this proposal tries 
> to bring.
> I'd like to ask the committee to cast their final votes on this amendment to the
> readme and principles, by the end of the coming week. Unless someone objects,
> I'll merge this as it is now on the 10th of February. 
> Best, 
>   Moritz
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