[Haskell-cafe] Guidelines for proposing library changes

Ross Paterson ross at soi.city.ac.uk
Tue Oct 31 03:39:29 EST 2006

On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 11:58:59AM +1000, Donald Bruce Stewart wrote:
> After some discussion on the libraries list, I've put up the suggested
> 'best practice' for proposing library changes, here:
>     http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Library_submissions 
> The idea is to reduce the number of 'bikeshed' discussions we're having, 
> ensure that submissions are not dropped, and generally improve
> productivity.
> People should refer to this when proposing new functions for the core
> libraries, at risk of not having the suggestion adopted or considered ;)

Perhaps it would be kinder to the mail system to suggest attaching the
patch to the ticket instead of mailing it.  These patches to base are
quite big, and are causing trouble.  And if we could get the ticket mail
sent to libraries instead of ghc-users, that would make the procedure
simpler, too.

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