agreeing a policy for maintainers and hackageDB

Ross Paterson ross at
Thu Jun 26 10:10:37 EDT 2008

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 11:14:51AM +0100, Duncan Coutts wrote:
> Looks good to me, except that I think I agree with Gwern that an empty
> maintainer field is better than a distinguished value like "none".

Is that still your view?

> We can always make the web page note that the package has no maintainer.
> If on the other hand everyone thinks "none" is a good idea then we
> should make hackage upload enforce that the maintainer field is not
> empty.

The library already warns about it; all that would be needed is to
adjust the severity level.

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