[Haskell-cafe] A cabal odyssey

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Sat Aug 21 08:57:26 EDT 2010

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic wrote:
> Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> writes:
>> So now I wonder about Darcs, Cabal, Haddock, Hackage, and all those
>> other big projects. Do they really have a bazillion people working on
>> them? Or is it just two blokes in their spare time? (And, more
>> importantly, how do you find out?)
> Seeing as how we don't have a bazillion people using Haskell... ;-)

I don't know - how many packages are on Hackage now? That's a few GB of 
source code, right? It didn't write itself. ;-)

> My understanding is that Cabal, Haddock, Hackage (as in the web
> infrastructure, etc.) and GHC all have a small core team of about 3
> developers and a whole bunch of people who have committed patches at one
> time or another and might even do so on an irregular basis.  Darcs seems
> to have a larger team behind it.

OK, wow. Makes you wonder how anything ever gets done at all, eh?

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