New CLC proposal process
andrew.lelechenko at gmail.com
Sun Oct 31 12:01:55 UTC 2021
1. On contrary, we narrowed CLC from 9 to 6 members to make it more manageable.
2. CLC was incapable to deal with wider ecosystem issues for years. It is better not to nourish false hopes.
I believe in “Make each committee do one thing well”. CLC’s primary and undivided responsibility is `base` and, as witnessed by a huge backlog, even this single thing was handled below expectations. It’s not like we are in a good position to accept additional, wider responsibilities.
Remember that “core libraries” is an abstract moniker without much consistency: e. g., before very recent `text` was not core, and it includes `mtl`, but not `transformers`, and does not include `containers`. So AFAIU CLC was never a correct body for ecosystem-wide changes.
(FWIW I’m hugely interested in AFPP and happy to help in my personal capacity)
> On 31 Oct 2021, at 09:49, Julian Ospald <hasufell at posteo.de> wrote:
> That sounds rather disappointing to me.
> So what has been done to reboot the CLC is:
> 1. add more people and
> 2. narrow the scope and offload ecosystem issues to the Haskell
> I've been trying to get input from the CLC for the past year on an issue
> that affects potentially all of core libraries and I don't think it's feasible
> to contact all of the maintainers isolated.
> Does that mean CLC won't assist me in contacting core library
> maintainers and moderating a discussion?
> On Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 12:23:57AM +0100, Andrew Lelechenko wrote:
>> As https://github.com/haskell/core-libraries-committee/blob/main/README.md
>> says, CLC owns, but does not maintain core libraries as long as they are kept
>> in order by appointed maintainers. If you find a core library abandoned and
>> neglected, raise an issue with CLC.
>> Otherwise proposals affecting core libraries should be discussed with
>> respective maintainers first. They can seek CLC opinion on controversial
>> changes, but are not obliged to.
>> I suppose HF Tech Track could be a helpful body to ask a non-binding opinion on
>> changes with a wider scope.
>> Best regards,
>> On 31 Oct 2021, at 00:08, Julian Ospald <hasufell at posteo.de> wrote:
>> Do I understand correctly that the CLC only governs base now?
>> If not, where does one raise other issues that potentially affect core
>> On October 30, 2021 8:13:18 PM UTC, Andrew Lelechenko <
>> andrew.lelechenko at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm happy to announce that Core Libraries Committee has completed
>> post-election reboot and now has a new home at https://github.com/
>> haskell/core-libraries-committee and a new GitHub-based process: https:
>> From now on proposals to change base should be raised as GitHub issues
>> instead of emails to libraries at .
>> Best regards,
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