pre-710 compatibility stuff

Herbert Valerio Riedel hvriedel at
Sat Oct 24 15:00:41 UTC 2015

On 2015-10-24 at 15:05:44 +0200, Thomas Tuegel wrote:


> MIN_VERSION_base is defined by Cabal, so it is not available during
> bootstrapping.

yes, and that's why we have a cabal_macros_boot.h in GHC's build-system
for bootstrapping purposes,

Moreover, Edward has a patch for GHC to have native
MIN_VERSION_... support in GHC:

> This means we unfortunately need to use __GLASGOW_HASKELL__ in Cabal,
> even though it isn't really the right macro. It should be safe to use
> MIN_VERSION_base in cabal-install.


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