Adding binary to the Haskell Platform

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at
Fri Aug 7 07:25:26 EDT 2009

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Sittampalam,
Ganesh<ganesh.sittampalam at> wrote:
> Don Stewart wrote:
>> Here's a ticket for Simon Marlow's proposal:
>> Let's discuss, then have the steering committee recommend yay/nay.
> In,
> Duncan said:
>> It is not the intention that the committee members get much more say
> in
>> policy decisions than other active contributors to discussion on the
>> libraries mailing list. We hope therefore that the membership of the
>> committee does not need to be terribly formal. The only difficulty
> comes
>> when consensus cannot be reached on an issue where making some
> decision
>> is widely agreed to be better than making no decision. There is no
>> specified protocol for this situation at this stage.
> So I'm a bit confused about what the purpose of the steering committee's
> recommendation would be. Would it amount to a decision about inclusion,
> or an expression of their opinion in the hope of guiding the community
> towards a consensus, or something else? The first choice contradicts
> what Duncan said was the role of the committee, while the second doesn't
> seem any more worthwhile than individual members expressing their own
> opinions separately.

In my opinion the committee should just provide the framework in which
the discussion takes place (i.e. a procedure for adding packages). It
should also make sure that decisions get made and documented so they
can be referred to in the future in case the same issues are raised

I'm working on such a procedure and will proposed it to the community soon.



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