Priorities for 6.10
dons at galois.com
Wed Jul 9 18:35:30 EDT 2008
> | > We probably don't want "extralibs" and the HLP.
> | >
> | > Are you willing to lead on this?
> | We'd want other things not in extralibs too (e.g. binary, json, feed,
> | tagsoup..)
> Absolutely! I wasn't suggesting that HLP = current extralibs. Rather,
> we were thinking that we could abolish extralibs in favour of HLP.
> Were you happy with the other things I suggested? Namely:
> a) We ship HLP with GHC, but HLP is still a separately-upgradable
> entity. (Reason: a new GHC needs a new HLP, certainly for binary
> b) You and Duncan lead
> The disadvantage of (a) is that it couples the release cycles. On the
> other hand, a release of GHC with boot-libs only won't be much use to
I'm very keen to have HLP in place by the 6.10 release. I've started
a wiki page here,
which includes an example of the kind of coverage the HLP would provide.
Duncan, can you add some details on the mechanics of the release
process we've talked about, and we can flesh out in more detail how
this identification and release process will work.
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