Version control systems

Bulat Ziganshin bulat.ziganshin at
Tue Aug 12 13:42:07 EDT 2008

Hello Simon,

Tuesday, August 12, 2008, 5:46:59 PM, you wrote:

> GHC needs "core libraries" without which it cannot be built.  It is
> obviously highly desirable that a developer can build GHC with just
> one VCS, which suggests that the core libraries should be in git too.
> But those same core libraries are used by nhc98 and Hugs (I think
> that's all), and the last thing we want to do is to impose new costs
> on other implementations.  Diversity in implementation is a Good Thing.

why not ask hugs/nhc maintainers to switch to git too?

it seems that darcs while being good solution for small/medium
programs, hardly may be used for ghc. so, probably it should be
divided to 2 parts: "large things" including compilers and corelibs
should go into git and "small things" including all the 3rd-party libs
should stay with darcs

Best regards,
 Bulat                            mailto:Bulat.Ziganshin at

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