Can we move bytestring to github?

Ben Millwood haskell at
Sun Feb 17 13:45:46 CET 2013

On Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 05:41:47PM +0000, Duncan Coutts wrote:
>On Mon, 2013-02-11 at 20:15 -0800, Bryan O'Sullivan wrote:
>> Hi, Duncan -
>> The subject says it all. I'd like to contribute some patches to bytestring,
>> but darcs is a big wall at this point, and the package has no bug tracker.
>Ah but that's because it has no bugs ;-)
>(It actually does have a bug tracker, it's a component in the ghc trac.
>It's true that it doesn't get used much, but then there have been very
>few bugs in recent years.)

Crucially, it's not linked from the Hackage page; when I wanted to 
report a concern with ByteString I e-mailed the addresses in the 
bug-reports field and received no response.

It wasn't terribly important, something about hGetSome being added in a 
minor version, but regardless the impression that I got was that there 
was nobody paying attention. Moving to Github would fix that but so 
would just updating the bug-reports field.

(Nevertheless, I'm generally in favour of things moving to github since 
it reduces the number of user interfaces I have to think about, and 
reduces how much I am punished for still not working out how to use 


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