GHC 7.8 release?
Gabriel Dos Reis
gdr at integrable-solutions.net
Mon Feb 11 18:51:46 CET 2013
On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 3:30 PM, Simon Peyton-Jones
<simonpj at microsoft.com> wrote:
> | > 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.
(sorry, I couldn't resist)
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