Proposal: Change to library proposal process
lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Fri Jan 7 00:41:41 CET 2011
Simon Peyton-Jones schrieb:
> * Gregory writes "The fact of the matter is, I would definitely
> like to contribute but I'm not going near our current process
> with a 20-foot barge pole. And I'm unequivocally not the only
> potential contributor who feels this way. From an interested
> observer's perspective, it seems like libraries@ is where good
> code goes to die, and I don't have the time, energy, or
> patience to endure it."
> Others may agree or disagree with this view, but it is a *fact*
> that G feels this way, and that he believes that others do too.
> That's alarming to me, and I think we need to take it
> seriously, since G has done us the courtesy of explaining his
> position (thank you Gregory). Quite what we might do to
> address these concerns isn't so clear to me. I'm agnostic
> about technology, my gut feel is that the core issues are not
> technological ones (eg github vs darcs).
My main reason for not proposing something for the base libraries the
official way is that I was never able to at least run a nightly build of
GHC and was even more scared by building GHC + base libraries myself. I
would highly appreciate a way to build base libraries without building GHC.
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