New libraries process

Christian Maeder Christian.Maeder at
Thu May 26 11:22:40 CEST 2011

Am 26.05.2011 09:37, schrieb Simon Peyton-Jones:
> Friends
> Thanks to those who responded to the message below, about improving the process for developing the core Haskell libraries.

I see:

"Portability. Good code is portable. In particular, try to ensure the 
code runs in Hugs and GHC, and on Windows and Linux."

I believe Hugs is dead and Mac OS is also an important platform, so 
apart from testing on multiple platforms (automatically by "validate"?)
I wonder what a good portability measure is. Maybe older versus most 
recent ghc versions, or as few extensions (that just ghc support) as 
possible (ideally none?).

Cheers Christian

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