Summary and call for discussion on text proposal
twhitehead at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 22:48:55 EST 2010
On November 7, 2010 12:54:38 Gregory Collins wrote:
> Another point I would like to make is that unless I'm mistaken, even
> if text is accepted into the platform, that doesn't mean that
> maintainership of the library is assigned to libraries at haskell.org: it
> stays with Bryan. Given that he's repeatedly stated that the API is
> the way that it is because that's the way he *wants* it to be, and he
> has a plausible rationale for this, this entire discussion is MOOT and
> we should immediately stop wasting time and move to a vote on
> accepting text as-is.
As Greg pointed out, it really sounds like Bryan likes his names and is not
offering to create/maintain an alternatively named version, so the outcome of
this name discussion is not prerequisite for voting on accepting his package.
Not saying that this whole discussion about the pro's and con's of various
naming schemes is not potentially valuable, just that it doesn't require an
resolution to get on with voting on the proposed Data.Text addition.
Further, even if he was offering to change the names, it seems that the
community is about evenly split, and, in that case, it seems only fair to go
with the author's preference out of respect to the fact that he did the work.
PS: Am I even suppose to be voting? The more people that get to vote, the
more we can be assured to never get better than average (yay committees). I
believe one of Linux's strong advantages is having Linus helps avoid this.
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