Version control systems

Manuel M T Chakravarty chak at
Sun Aug 10 00:16:25 EDT 2008

Duncan Coutts:
> On Sat, 2008-08-09 at 15:46 +1000, Manuel M T Chakravarty wrote:
>> Raising the bar for developers to contribute to a project has been
>> proven to be a very bad idea many times.  Let's not take GHC down  
>> that
>> path.
> I don't especially relish having to learn another vcs tool or raising
> the bar for contributions to Cabal either (we have lots of people who
> make small one-off contributions).

I don't think it matters what vcs Cabal uses.  GHC does already for a  
while use a separate repo for its version of Cabal, and the GHC Cabal  
repo needs to be explicitly updated to ensure that changes to Cabal do  
not randomly break GHC.  To be honest, if I had to say anything, I  
would say that GHC has to uses fixed, stable versions of Cabal (like  
it does of gmp).  So, it really doesn't matter what vcs Cabal uses.

A completely different matter are libraries like base which are deeply  
connected to GHC.


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