[Haskell-cafe] expanded standard lib

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Tue Nov 20 15:23:03 EST 2007

Duncan Coutts wrote:
> I would like to compare this to the GNOME development platform. It has
> Gtk+ at it's hart but GNOME releases are not synchronised with Gtk+
> releases. The GNOME development platform consists of a collection of
> standard packages. The collection is released on a time-based schedule,
> not a feature-based one. It puts a QA stamp on specific versions of its
> constituent packages that are known to work together. It has a procedure
> for getting packages included which include standards of API design and
> documentation. There is an infrastructure for maintaining, testing and
> releasing this platform.
> This is a model I think we should consider seriously.

Mmm, I like it...

The only question would be "who gets to spend their time doing the QA 
job?" Perhaps we could automate it at least to some extent?

Certainly this seems like a nice conceptual model to follow. We have the 
compiler, and we have a set of pluggable libraries. Sounds good to me...

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