GHC 7.8 release?
Gabriel Dos Reis
gdr at integrable-solutions.net
Mon Feb 11 00:20:47 CET 2013
On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM, Ian Lynagh <ian at well-typed.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 09:02:18PM +0000, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
>> You may ask what use is a GHC release that doesn't cause a wave of updates? And hence that doesn't work with at least some libraries. Well, it's a very useful forcing function to get new features actually out and tested.
> But the way you test new features is to write programs that use them,
> and programs depend on libraries.
Releasing GHC early and often (possibly with API breakage) isn't
really the problem. The real problem is how to coordinate with
library authors (e.g. Haskell Platform), etc.
I suspect GHC should continue to offer a platform for research
and experiments. That is much harder if you curtail the ability to
release GHC early and often.
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