[Haskell-beginners] Performance of parallel mergesort

Jon Harrop jon at ffconsultancy.com
Thu Dec 24 17:53:51 EST 2009

On Thursday 24 December 2009 02:55:33 you wrote:
> The Haskell Platform is currently the recommended way to go, but it
> won't be up on GHC 6.12 until some time in the new year (I don't know
> their timelines).

I see, thanks.

> For me, I didn't have a working GHC 6.12 setup until this morning. The
> compiler is ready, but we're still working on moving the libraries
> over to the new major version.
> Maybe compiling your own 6.10.4 would be the best choice until the
> next platform release.

Is that better than using the 6.10.4 from Debian (and the haskell-platform 

> If you're willing to dive in, the version of cabal-install that works
> for GHC 6.12.1 is out now, but it does require some boot-strapping to
> get going, as GHC no longer ships libraries that aren't required to
> build GHC.

Yeah, I tried installing cabal from source as well but couldn't get it to work 

> But back to the GHC panic, it might be worth posting that error to the
> GHC-users list I mentioned earlier.

I cannot reproduce it with GHC 6.10 so it has probably long since been fixed 
(6.8 is two years old!).

Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.

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