Growing Haskell Platform

Edward Z. Yang ezyang at MIT.EDU
Fri Dec 7 09:50:20 CET 2012

Excerpts from Michael Snoyman's message of Fri Dec 07 00:29:14 -0800 2012:
> Let me give a more extreme example: suppose that the bug in text hadn't
> simply been slower compile times, but instead it segfaulted every time you
> appended two empty strings. What would be our response to users? Should we
> tell them to stick with the current HP until the next one is released, and
> hope they don't trigger the bug? Should they try and convince their whole
> system to get rebuilt?

I think the pragmatic solution here is to roll a platform point-release,
just fixing the particular major bug.


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