How to build statically linking GHC?

Stephen Paul Weber singpolyma at
Mon Jun 17 14:12:55 CEST 2013

Somebody claiming to be Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
>Interesting.  Why "super-annoying"?

Because I have to find and copy many files and then set up the library path 
env vars when distributing.  Especially since the average Haskell project 
relies on *many* libraries, this gets crazy fast.  Distributing to sane 
systems like Debian (where I could just set dependencies) would be fine, but 
for, say, blackberry app dev or windows or mac, it just gets in the way.

In fact, the static haskell librarie, dynamic C libraries approach GHC took 
was a major selling point when my company was choosing what platform to 
target for our blackberry development.

Stephen Paul Weber, @singpolyma
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