How accessible is a dynamically-linked ghc?

Nicolas Frisby nicolas.frisby at
Thu Jul 11 18:02:08 CEST 2013

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 2:25 AM, Joachim Breitner
<mail at>wrote:

> Hi,
> Am Mittwoch, den 10.07.2013, 14:42 -0500 schrieb Nicolas Frisby:
> >   2) Are the major GHC distributors planning on distributing
> > dynamically-linked ghc by default? GHC HQ, Haskell Platform,
> >
> You are talking about the GHC binary itself, not about how GHC compiles
> the libraries and programs, right? For the latter case, answers for
> Debian (and Ubuntu) can be found in
> I’m happy to elaborate. In the former case: *shrug* – should we?

Yes, I was talking about the GHC binary itself. Even so, that is a very
rich thread; thanks for the pointer.

I was asking for various reasons. I'm not casting a vote either way.

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