The libraries proposal process and containers
malcolm.wallace at me.com
Sat Sep 25 12:23:38 EDT 2010
Don Stewart wrote:
> Have *any* of these patches been proposed for review?
Hey, chill out dons! Yes, most of them have been proposed for review,
> containers is a critical library,
I hope not. As has been demonstrated recently, containers still
suffers from correctness bugs and performance lacks. No-one should
treat it as critical infrastructure yet. Indeed the source code
itself still claims "Stability: provisional".
> and under libraries@ maintainance.
In general, I think assigning maintenance (of any library, not
specifically this one) to libraries at h.o is rather suboptimal. In my
view, it is better for a library to have a dedicated individual person
who cares about it, than a committee of random strangers who are only
focussed on fixing their own problem-du-jour, but lack the wider view.
In this case, Milan is not just a random stranger - he has a paper
accepted at the Haskell Symposium, to be presented in a couple of days
time, about these very patches! That sounds awfully like a
"maintainer who cares" to me.
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