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

Iavor Diatchki iavor.diatchki at
Thu Dec 6 18:42:47 CET 2012


I also sometimes wish that GHC developer discussions happened in a single
place, separate from the commits and ticket lists (at present they are
sometimes on ghc-users and sometimes on cvs-ghc).   For what it's worth, I
don't follow the commit and build-bot messages closely, instead I use
various git tools to catch up on what's going on with the development
(mostly I use gitk, git-gub, and our own git-web instance on   I do find the trac bug messages useful though, both
as a GHC user and a GHC developer.


On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 9:04 AM, Ian Lynagh <ian at> wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks
> Ian
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