On Monday, August 17, 2015 at 5:57:48 AM UTC+5:30, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

Donald Stufft writes:
One possible thing to look at for prior art, is what Haskell
I haven't done Darcs in anger for several years but I still follow
their mailing lists, and it seems like the GHC people are happy
breaking the world for Darcs every 6 months. Darcs is a relatively
old member of the GHC world having many internal components that since
have be superseded by "platform" modules, and apparently the style of
much of the core code is considered idiosyncratic, so it may be an
unusual case. Still, it doesn't sound to me like Haskell provides
anything like the stability promises that Python makes for the
language and the stdlib.

Thats an interesting point to bring up.
Yes darcs is an old member of ghc world
And yes Haskell provides poor stability guarantees compared to Python
And since these two ? stable language vs research language ? pull in
opposite ways the inevitable happened:
ghc junked darcs for git for its own development :-)
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