Version control systems

Thomas Schilling nominolo at
Thu Aug 14 20:12:50 EDT 2008

Are you advocating for ease of use by new developers or for existing
developers? Current GHC hackers have to learn Git anyways and know
Darcs already. Library patches still have to be recorded separately,
so it would be a bit weird, but not much harder, really.

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 1:59 AM, Manuel M T Chakravarty
<chak at> wrote:
> Neil Mitchell:
>> If it really makes the life easier for people who are having lots of
>> VCS pain at the moment, then its hard to object. But many of the
>> comments in this discussion, about how everyone is going to flock to
>> GHC just as soon as it switches to Git, seem overly optimistic. I
>> think GHC is a few years off becoming drive-by hacker friendly, for
>> many other reasons.
> It's not about becoming "drive-by hacker friendly".  It is about not
> becoming even less friendly as it is right now.
> Manuel
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