Bit-rotting(?) HUGS-specific code in GHC boot libraries

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at
Wed Sep 11 16:30:36 UTC 2013

I think we should delete the code.

It most likely doesn't work anymore due to bitrot (i.e. no one has tested
the other side of the #fidef in years) so it adds clutter without value. If
someone feels strongly about keeping it I think they should

 * fix it and
 * set up a buildbot so we know when we break it in the future.

On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 7:22 AM, Jan Stolarek <jan.stolarek at>wrote:

> > I know lots of people still using HUGS.
> The question was not whether people use HUGS, but whether HUGS uses this
> code. This is not the same thing. According to HUGS homepage last release
> was 7 years ago - does it rely on current versions of base et al. or does
> it ship with its own?
> Janek
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