GHC 7.8 release?

kudah kudahkukarek at
Tue Feb 12 01:30:06 CET 2013

On Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:03:25 -0800 Johan Tibell
<johan.tibell at> wrote:

> Many platforms (e.g. Java and Python) rarely, if ever,
> make breaking changes. If you look at compiler projects (e.g. LLVM
> and GCC) you never see intentional breakages, even in major
> releases*.

Those are very mature platforms, hundreds of millions of people
use them indirectly each day, it's hard to compare GHC to them.
If anything, Haskell is very young for its age, and should rather move
faster. Bad mistakes, accidents and partial or inefficient
implementations proliferate in standard libraries for decades,
tampering GHC's growth as a serious production language.

On Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:31:53 +0000 Simon Peyton-Jones
<simonpj at> wrote:

> no linux distribution tracks HEAD, does it?

Gentoo packages HEAD just fine.

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