Package spam :-)

Don Stewart dons at
Thu Jun 19 13:41:58 EDT 2008

> On 2008.06.18 13:11:25 -0700, Don Stewart <dons at> scribbled 1.4K characters:
> > As author Adrian, you can ask to have them removed.
> >
> > Gwern: do not upload other people's packages, if they're active! It is
> > impolite, and leads to far too much broken code.
> >
> > In particular, doing random forks of existing packages with their own
> > matainers *is not helpful* -- it just leads to broken, unmaintained code.
> >
> > Adrian, as these packages simply fork needlessly, or aren't of suitable
> > quality, I think you can ask Ross to remove them.
> ...
> >
> > -- Don
> I'd like to note that these were not 'random forks'. JPB, the
> collections maintainer, apparently he split them up last year, listing
> himself and Hey as maintainers of various packages. All I did was fix
> up the usual Cabal breakage and re-upload when he accepted my patches;
> otherwise they are as they were.

Why not let the package maintainer upload? Especially since
we've now duplicate avltree and cordering libraries, this seems to not
have been a useful move.

-- Don

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