Why base library changes are only discussed on GHC issue tracker and not on the libraries@ list?

Andrew Lelechenko andrew.lelechenko at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 18:23:40 UTC 2021

To put it blunt, libraries mail list has a reputation of a place, where things are never got done. Using it for any meaningful discussion is an obsolete practice and is actually less inclusive than relevant issue trackers. 

I suggest we use libraries mail list to announce (controversial) proposals, but rely on other, more suitable media to discuss them. 

Best regards,

> Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2021 18:11:41 +0300
> From: Oleg Grenrus <oleg.grenrus at iki.fi>
> For example
> - https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/-/issues/20044 ByteArray migration
> from primitive to base
> - https://gitlab.haskell.org/ghc/ghc/-/issues/20027 Changing Show String
> behavior
> Why they are discussed "in private", I thought libraries@ list is where
> such changes should be discussed.
> - Oleg

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