GHC 7.8 release?

Simon Peyton-Jones simonpj at
Sun Feb 10 22:30:23 CET 2013

|  > You may ask what use is a GHC release that doesn't cause a wave of updates?
|  And hence that doesn't work with at least some libraries.  Well, it's a very useful
|  forcing function to get new features actually out and tested.
|  But the way you test new features is to write programs that use them,
|  and programs depend on libraries.

That is of course ideal, but the ideal carries costs.  A half way house is a release whose library support will be patchy.  Not such good testing, but much lower costs.  But still (I think) a lot more testing than "compile HEAD" gives us.


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