I can no longer maintain containers

David Feuer david.feuer at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 00:09:26 UTC 2016

Note: the containers package itself would become a dependencies-only shim,
perhaps under CLC maintenance.
On Apr 3, 2016 8:07 PM, "David Feuer" <david.feuer at gmail.com> wrote:

> I consider myself competent to serve maintain Data.Sequence and Data.Tree.
> I am much less familiar with the other modules in the package. I would
> particularly like to serve as co-maintainer if anyone else is interested.
> Alternatively (and better, in my opinion), the package could be split.
> Data.Sequence is barely connected to the rest of the package, and the only
> other module that depends on it doesn't need to. Running under GHC,
> Data.Graph depends only on Data.Tree (in a hypothetical ST-free system, it
> also depends on Data.IntSet). So I think it makes sense to have three
> packages: one for Data.Sequence, one for Data.Tree and Data.Graph, and one
> for Data.Map, Data.Set, Data.IntMap, and Data.IntSet (which share most of
> their API and are therefore a sensible package, though generally
> independent). I see no reason not to divide these three portions among
> three maintainers.
> On Apr 3, 2016 7:18 PM, "Milan Straka" <milan at strakovi.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I am writing to let you know that I am no longer able to maintain the
>> containers package.
>> I have enjoyed working on containers for several years, but I can no
>> longer find the time needed for the job (with two little kids
>> and building a house).
>> I am not sure what is the best future of the containers package -- it
>> could go to CLC, or it could get a new maintainer. If you look at the
>> commit logs and on the github issues/requests, you will find out that
>> David Feuer has a thorough understanding of the package (notably
>> Data.Sequence) and has been competently moderating the issues/requests
>> for some time now, so he would be the first choice. (I did not contact
>> him sooner, so it is surprise for him as well -- sorry, David :-)
>> Could I humbly ask David/CLC members/anyone for comments?
>> Cheers,
>> Milan Straka
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