GHC 7.8 release?
simonpj at microsoft.com
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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