[Haskell-cafe] The State of GHC 8.10

Sven Panne svenpanne at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 09:00:39 UTC 2021

Am So., 22. Aug. 2021 um 09:33 Uhr schrieb Travis Cardwell via Haskell-Cafe
<haskell-cafe at haskell.org>:

> With talk of retiring the 8.10 branch, I think it might be worthwhile to
> remind folks that GHC 8.10(.6) is still the most recent release that is
> suitable for production use.  GHC 9.0.1 is *not* suitable for production
> use due to major issues, and GHC 9.0.2 is not ready yet. [...]

Exactly, The 8.10 series is the *only* one with full tool support at the
moment, so retiring this seems to be a bit premature. The only recent LTS
versions on Stackage are for 8.10, 9.0 is only available via nightly, and
there is no 9.2 at all. The Haskell Language doesn't have support for 9.2,
either.OK, there are only alphas for 9.2 up to now, nevertheless some
alphas for the corresponding tools would be nice, too.

I'm totally aware of the fact that there are different people working on
the different tools/compilers/libraries, but this doesn't matter at all as
an "end user". The Haskell ecosystem needs much more coordination to offer
a smoother user experience. Other language ecosystems are *much* more
comfortable to install and use.

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