[Haskell-cafe] A cabal odyssey

Daniel Fischer daniel.is.fischer at web.de
Sat Aug 21 09:18:19 EDT 2010

On Saturday 21 August 2010 14:57:26, Andrew Coppin wrote:
> 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. ;-)

How many people have hackage accounts? Much fewer than a bazillion (I 
think, how much is a bazillion anyway?).
Some of them are *very* productive.

> > 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?

It's a kind of magic.

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