[Haskell-cafe] GHC maintenance on Arch
allbery.b at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 14:53:42 CET 2012
On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 5:56 AM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org>wrote:
> Now I'm going to run the risk of upsetting you quite a bit by being
> completely blunt.
> You come across in your mail like someone who has thought through your
> own situation, but fail to see the larger picture. You do know *your*
May I ask you a question, then?
Does the Haskell Platform have any reason to exist?
Supposedly, the Haskell community backs the Haskell Platform as the way
that most users should be using the Platform. Yet we have here a vendor
platform which does not support it, and newcomers who notice this and
question it are chastised for not thinking about the needs of other people.
This suggests that the Haskell Platform is unimportant and perhaps
disruptive to some significant group of people... is this so?
And then, looking at your own message, I must ask: have you considered
that the Platform is aimed at the great many people who do not have large
amounts of expertise maintaining their own personal Haskell ecosystem. Or
are your needs so important that these people must in fact be told to deal?
Or, to phrase in your own words:
You come across in your mail like someone who has thought through your
> own situation, but fail to see the larger picture.
brandon s allbery kf8nh sine nomine associates
allbery.b at gmail.com ballbery at sinenomine.net
unix/linux, openafs, kerberos, infrastructure http://sinenomine.net
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