Can the in-progress ByteString proposals make it into GHC 7.4.1?

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at
Mon Nov 14 12:15:17 CET 2011

On Thu, 2011-11-03 at 12:40 +0000, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
> | According to the GHC Status October 2011 Report[3], the GHC 7.4 branch
> | is supposed to be in "feature freeze" by now. Does this affect/include
> | the bytestring library (as it happens to be a GHC-boot library) as well?
> Yes, we're supposed to be but we have two big additions nearly ready but not quite validate free so we have pushed it out a few days.
> | More specifically, if the ongoing proposals "Add {to,from}Strict
> | conversion functions between strict and lazy ByteStrings"[1] and "Add
> | NFData instances for strict and lazy ByteStrings"[2] succeed, what's the
> | next stable GHC release they're gonna be included in?
> I defer to the bytestring maintainers: Don Stewart and Duncan Coutts.
> Don, Duncan: were you wanting to get these changes into 7.4?

Yes. They're now in the upstream repo for bytestring along with various
other changes. So I hope that'll flow through into ghc's mirror.


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