Michael Snoyman michael at
Thu Mar 26 20:44:53 UTC 2015

I support this move.

On Thu, Mar 26, 2015, 10:20 PM Edward Kmett <ekmett at> wrote:

> ansi-wl-pprint sits underneath a large chunk of our infrastructure:
> test-framework, criterion, trifecta, etc.
> Transitively through those dependencies it affects a very large percentage
> of the Haskell packages we have today, because you can't build almost
> anybody's testing and benchmarking frameworks without it.
> We recently had to push out an non-maintainer update for GHC 7.10-rc3
> compatibility, and due to NMU update guidelines meant we had to wait 2
> weeks before we could do anything. This pretty much ensured that the entire
> 7.10-rc3 release cycle went by with very very few people able to run their
> test suites, and little testing was able to be performed in the allotted
> window.
> Fortunately, Neil managed to find a rather large regression on his own
> during this time:
> That said, given that we found issues with linear caused by the changes to
> Typeable, once we fixed the test suite, this gives me pause. I'm pretty
> sure nobody downstream of linear tried to run their test suites on rc3.
> I'd like to not find ourselves in that situation again.
> We have a policy of considering requests for maintainership transfer after
> ~6 months of inactivity. Max has been inactive for over a year.
> I'd like to invoke that today, and formally request to take over
> maintainership of ansi-wl-pprint.
> All of the visible activity on in the
> last year or so is on java projects.
> We've already adopted test-framework.
> In the event Max returns to active status in the Haskell community, I'd
> happily relinquish control.
> Thank you for your consideration,
> -Edward
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