proposal: separate lists for ghc-cvs commits and ghc-dev chatter

Ian Lynagh ian at
Thu Dec 6 18:04:22 CET 2012

On Thu, Dec 06, 2012 at 12:29:01PM +0000, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> My own understanding is this:
> A GHC *user* is someone who uses GHC, but doesn't care how it is implemented.
> A GHC *developer* is someone who wants to work on GHC itself in some way.
> The current mailing lists:
> * glasgow-haskell-users: for anything that a GHC *user* cares about
> * glasgow-haskell-bugs: same, but with a focus on bug reporting

I see glasgow-haskell-bugs as being mainly for developers, who want to
see what bugs are coming in.

It's true that we do give e-mailing it as a (less preferred) way for
users to submit a bug on
but I wonder if we shouldn't change that. It's rare that we get a bug
report e-mailed, and normally we ultimately end up creating a trac
ticket for it anyway. I'm sure that people who really want to submit a
bug report and for whatever reason can't use trac will e-mail it
somewhere sensible.


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