[Haskell-cafe] GHC devs

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Wed Oct 14 14:28:45 EDT 2009

Random question of the day: How many developers are working on GHC?

I had always *assumed* that there was something like a hundred core 
developers, with a much larger number of people casually testing and 
occasionally submitting the odd patch or two.

However, I watched a video of a talk the other day (no, I don't remember 
which one) and it made me reconsider this view. Somebody muttered 
something like "GHC is really too big now for just 3 developers to 
manage", which makes it sound as if there are only 3 active 
developers... Surely that can't be correct. (There would never be any 
releases, for one thing...)

Does anybody know anything concrete about this?

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